The role of melanin‐ and carotenoid‐based plumage coloration in nest defence in the Great Tit

@article{Quesada2007TheRO,
  title={The role of melanin‐ and carotenoid‐based plumage coloration in nest defence in the Great Tit},
  author={Javier Quesada and J. C. Senar},
  journal={Ethology},
  year={2007},
  volume={113},
  pages={640-647}
}
  • Javier Quesada, J. C. Senar
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Ethology
  • Although plumage coloration is recognized to convey valuable information about the bearer’s parental abilities, few studies have explored the relationship between coloration and nest defence. In this study in Great Tit Parus major, we analysed the relationship between nest defence and melanin- as well as carotenoid-based plumage coloration, after controlling for ecological variables known to influence nest defence. A principal components analysis was applied to classify birds according to how… CONTINUE READING
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