Coloration and colour vision in a parrot ring species

Berg, Mathew L., Ribot, Raoul F. H., Knott, Ben, Joseph, Leo, Buchanan, Katherine L., Bowmaker, Jim, Hunt, David and Bennett, Andrew T.D. 2007, Coloration and colour vision in a parrot ring species, in Animal Vision Meeting : Applied Vision Association/Colour Group Abstracts, Applied Vision Association, [London, England].

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Title Coloration and colour vision in a parrot ring species
Author(s) Berg, Mathew L.
Ribot, Raoul F. H.
Knott, Ben
Joseph, Leo
Buchanan, Katherine L.
Bowmaker, Jim
Hunt, David
Bennett, Andrew T.D.
Conference name Animal Vision Meeting (2007 : London, England)
Conference location London, England
Conference dates 20 Sep. 2007
Title of proceedings Animal Vision Meeting : Applied Vision Association/Colour Group Abstracts
Publication date 2007
Publisher Applied Vision Association
Place of publication [London, England]
Summary Ring species, in which reproductively isolated forms are connected by a chain of intermediate populations, provide valuable insights into the maintenance of trait variability, divergence in sympatry, and the how small changes can lead to species level differences. The parrot Platycercus elegans of eastern Australia is highly variable in plumage coloration in the wild, ranging from pale yellow to deep crimson in the chest, rump and head. It has been suggested as the only known parrot ring species worldwide, and one of less than ~25 ring species amongst all organisms. We test hypotheses for the information signalled by the colour variation, and for the maintenance of the variability.
Notes Conference website : http://www.theava.net/meetings/animalvision.html
Language eng
Field of Research 060699 Physiology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category E3.1 Extract of paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025980

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