The Resource A Red Bird in a Brown Bag : The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch

A Red Bird in a Brown Bag : The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch

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A Red Bird in a Brown Bag : The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch
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A Red Bird in a Brown Bag
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The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch
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eng
Summary
This is an account of studies of the function and evolution of colorful plumage in the House Finch. It is also an engaging study on the evolution of sexual selection in birds and a lively portrait of the challenges and constraints of experimental design facing any field investigator working with animal behavior. Part I sets the stage for modern studies of the function of plumage coloration with a review of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Part II focuses on the proximate control and present function of plumage coloration. Part III takes a more explicitly evolutionary approach to the study of plumage coloration using biogeography and phylogeny to test hypotheses for why specific forms of plumage color display have evolved. It concludes with an account of comparative studies that have been conducted in the House Finch and other cardueline finches and the insight these studies have provided on the evolution of carotenoid-based ornamental coloration
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Hill, Geoffrey E
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QL696.P246 -- H56 2002eb
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
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Oxford Ornithology Series
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  • House finch -- Color
  • Sexual selection in animals
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A Red Bird in a Brown Bag : The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=430942
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Part 1. Prelude -- 1 Darwinism and Wallacism: A Brief Account of the Long History of the Study of Plumage Coloration -- 2 A Red Bird in a Brown Bag: An Introduction to the House Finch -- 3 In the Eye of the Beholder: Color Vision and the Quantification of Color -- Part 2. The Proximate Control and Function of Red Plumage -- 4 You Are What You Eat: Plumage Pigments and Carotenoid Physiology -- 5 A Matter of Condition: The Effects of Environment on Plumage Coloration -- 6 Darwin Vindicated: Female Choice and Sexual Selection in the House Finch -- 7 Fine Fathers and Good Genes: The Direct and Indirect Benefits of Female Choice -- 8 Studs, Duds, and Studly Duds: Plumage Coloration, Hormones, and Dominance -- 9 The Feeling's Mutual: Female Plumage Coloration and Male Mate Choice -- Part 3. Biogeography and the Evolution of Colorful Plumage -- 10 From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli (New York): Populations, Subspecies, and Geographic Variation in Ornamental Coloration -- 11 Why Red? The Evolution of Color Display -- 12 Epilogue -- Glossary -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
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EBC430942
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unknown
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1 online resource (333 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780195348910
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC430942
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL430942
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10171009
  • (CaONFJC)MIL83348
  • (OCoLC)182530183
Label
A Red Bird in a Brown Bag : The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=430942
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Part 1. Prelude -- 1 Darwinism and Wallacism: A Brief Account of the Long History of the Study of Plumage Coloration -- 2 A Red Bird in a Brown Bag: An Introduction to the House Finch -- 3 In the Eye of the Beholder: Color Vision and the Quantification of Color -- Part 2. The Proximate Control and Function of Red Plumage -- 4 You Are What You Eat: Plumage Pigments and Carotenoid Physiology -- 5 A Matter of Condition: The Effects of Environment on Plumage Coloration -- 6 Darwin Vindicated: Female Choice and Sexual Selection in the House Finch -- 7 Fine Fathers and Good Genes: The Direct and Indirect Benefits of Female Choice -- 8 Studs, Duds, and Studly Duds: Plumage Coloration, Hormones, and Dominance -- 9 The Feeling's Mutual: Female Plumage Coloration and Male Mate Choice -- Part 3. Biogeography and the Evolution of Colorful Plumage -- 10 From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli (New York): Populations, Subspecies, and Geographic Variation in Ornamental Coloration -- 11 Why Red? The Evolution of Color Display -- 12 Epilogue -- Glossary -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Control code
EBC430942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195348910
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC430942
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL430942
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10171009
  • (CaONFJC)MIL83348
  • (OCoLC)182530183

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