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Differential Effects of Endoparasitism on the Expression of Carotenoid- and Melanin-Based Ornamental Coloration

The striking diversity of sexual dimorphisms in nature begs the question: Why are there so many signal types? One possibility is that ornamental traits convey different sets of information about the quality of the sender to the receiver. The colourful, pigmented feathers of male birds seem to... Full description

1st Person: McGraw, Kevin J.
Additional Persons: Hill, Geoffrey E. verfasserin
Source: in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Vol. 267, No. 1452 (2000), p. 1525-1531
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2000
Keywords: research-article
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