PIGMENTATION IN THE SCARLET TANAGER, PIRANGA OLIVACEA

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) Science Article 1

abstract

Conspicuous coloration of passerines and probably of many other birds is importantin species recognition and sexual behavior (Hamilton, 1961). The signalfunctions of plumages have accompanied the evolution of sexual dimorphism

ALAN H. BRUSH, THE CONDOR, 69:549-559, 1967

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