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Bird Coloration, Volume 2: Function and Evolution

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$141.00 • £112.95 • €127.00

ISBN 9780674021761

Publication Date: 03/01/2006


528 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

98 color illustrations, 84 line illustrations, 12 tables

Bird Coloration


  • Preface
  • I. Function
    • 1. Natural Selection and Avian Coloration: Protection, Concealment, Advertisement, or Deception? [Gary R. Bortolotti]
    • 2. Intraspecific Variation in Bird Colors [James Dale]
    • 3. Bird Colors as Intrasexual Signals of Aggression and Dominance [Juan Carlos Senar]
    • 4. Female Mate Choice for Ornamental Coloration in Birds [Geoffrey E. Hill]
    • 5. The Function and Evolution of Color in Young Birds [Rebecca M. Kilner]
    • 6. Benefits to Female Birds of Assessing Color Displays [Simon C. Griffith and Sarah R. Pryke]
    • 7. Female Coloration in Birds: A Review of Functional and Non-Functional Hypotheses [Trond Amundsen and Henrik Paern]
  • II. Evolution
    • 8. Colorful Phenotypes of Colorless Genotypes: Towards a New Evolutionary Synthesis of Bird Color Displays [Alexander V. Badyaev]
    • 9. Ecological Explanations for Interspecific Variability in Avian Coloration [Ian P. F. Owens]
    • 10. Adding Color to the Past: Ancestral-State Reconstruction of Bird Coloration [Kevin E. Omland and Christopher M. Hofmann]
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Index

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