ULTRAVIOLET BEAK SPOTS IN KING AND EMPEROR PENGUINS

@inproceedings{Jouventin2005ULTRAVIOLETBS,
  title={ULTRAVIOLET BEAK SPOTS IN KING AND EMPEROR PENGUINS},
  author={P. Jouventin and P. Nolan and Jonas {\"O}rnborg and F. Dobson},
  year={2005}
}
  • P. Jouventin, P. Nolan, +1 author F. Dobson
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Abstract In seabirds, colors of feathers and external tissues have only recently been studied, and ultraviolet (UV) color has not yet been detected. Using live individuals as well as museum skins, we found UV peaks of reflectance in two large Aptenodytes species, King (A. patagonicus) and Emperor (A. forsteri) Penguins. UV reflectance did not occur on the feathers, claws, or skin of these species, nor did we find UV reflectance in five other genera of penguins (11 species). UV peaks overlapped… CONTINUE READING
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