Thinking about Feathers: Adaptations of Golden Eagle Rectrices

@inproceedings{Ellis2006ThinkingAF,
  title={Thinking about Feathers: Adaptations of Golden Eagle Rectrices},
  author={David H. Ellis and James W. Lish},
  year={2006}
}
ABSTRACT “Happy is the man whose lot it is to know The secrets of the earth.” Euripides Abstract The striking black and white plumage of the juvenile Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) provides an excellent opportunity to examine the possible selective forces influencing the strategic placement of dark pigment in birds. The conflict between opposing selective pressures (first, toward large white patches, which may allay aggression in adults, and second, toward dark plumage to promote camouflage… 
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