Metal exposure influences the melanin and carotenoid-based colorations in great tits.

Abstract

Metals are naturally found in the environment but are also emitted through anthropogenic activities, raising some concerns about the potential deleterious effects of these elements on wildlife. The potential effects of metals on bird coloration have been the focus of several recent studies since animal colored-signals often reflect the physiology of their… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.06.021

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