By Geoffrey E. Hill

ISBN-10: 0195148487

ISBN-13: 9780195148480

this is often an account of stories of the functionality and evolution of colourful plumage in the home Finch. it's also an interesting examine at the evolution of sexual choice in birds and a full of life portrait of the demanding situations and constraints of experimental layout dealing with any box investigator operating with animal habit. half I units the degree for contemporary stories of the functionality of plumage shade with a assessment of the 19th and starting of the 20th centuries. half II specializes in the proximate regulate and current functionality of plumage shade. half III takes a extra explicitly evolutionary method of the examine of plumage colour utilizing biogeography and phylogeny to check hypotheses for why particular sorts of plumage colour show have advanced. It concludes with an account of comparative reports which were carried out in the home Finch and different cardueline finches and the perception those reviews have supplied at the evolution of carotenoid-based decorative coloration.

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