Phenotype-dependent selection of juvenile urban Feral Pigeons Columba livia

@article{HaagWackernagel2006PhenotypedependentSO,
  title={Phenotype-dependent selection of juvenile urban Feral Pigeons Columba livia},
  author={Daniel Haag-Wackernagel and Philipp Heeb and Andreas Leiss},
  journal={Bird Study},
  year={2006},
  volume={53},
  pages={163 - 170}
}
Capsule We suggest the existence of colour-based selection processes on juvenile Feral Pigeons in an urban environment. Aims To investigate whether the colour or pattern of a fledgling affects its probability of survival to adulthood. Methods We determined the frequency of colour morphs of young and adult birds on 20 days in 1996 by recording the coloration in a population of Feral Pigeons in Vienna, Austria. Results Over 57% of the Feral Pigeons were of colorations also shown by wild Rock… Expand
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