Feathers

Known as: Feather, feathered, feathering 
Flat keratinous structures found on the skin surface of birds. Feathers are made partly of a hollow shaft fringed with barbs. They constitute the… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
Using measurements of naturally occurring stable isotopes to reconstruct diets or source of feeding requires quantifying isotopic… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
Digital images are easy to manipulate and edit due to availability of powerful image processing and editing software. Nowadays… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
We report the mechanism of color production in peacock feathers. We find that the cortex in differently colored barbules, which… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
1. Many birds sequester carotenoid pigments in colourful patches of feathers to advertise or compete for mates. Because… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
By switching great skuas Catharacta skua from one isotopically distinct diet to another, we measured diet-tissue discrimination… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The evolutionary origin of feathers has long been obscured because no morphological antecedents were known to the earliest… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
To determine whether stable isotope measurements of bird feathers can be used to identify moulting (interbreeding) foraging areas… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
Seabirds are excellent subjects for examination of heavy metals because they are long-lived, feed at different distances from… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Current controversy over the origin and early evolution of birds centres on whether or not they are derived from coelurosaurian… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
 Recent studies have shown that stable hydrogen isotope ratios (δD) in the tissues of animals often correlate with δD of local… (More)
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