Morphological evolution and changes in foraging behaviour of island and mainland populations of Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) — a test of convergence and ecomorphological hypotheses

@article{Carrascal2005MorphologicalEA,
  title={Morphological evolution and changes in foraging behaviour of island and mainland populations of Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) — a test of convergence and ecomorphological hypotheses},
  author={Luis M Carrascal and Eulalia Moreno and Alfredo Valido},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={25-35}
}
We study the leg morphology and feeding postures of two subspecies of the Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus; Tenerife island and the Iberian Peninsula) and the Coal Tit (Parus ater; Iberian Peninsula). We search for evidence supporting the hypothesis of convergent evolution in morphological and ecological traits and we discuss the role of ecomorphological hypotheses as predictors of foraging differences at the intraspecific level. To overcome the problems introduced by environmental characteristics not… CONTINUE READING

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