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A Red Bird in a Brown BagThe Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch$
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Geoffrey E. Hill

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195148480

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148480.001.0001

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The Feeling’s Mutual

The Feeling’s Mutual

Female Plumage Coloration and Male Mate Choice

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(p.193) Chapter 9 The Feeling’s Mutual
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A Red Bird in a Brown Bag
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Geoffrey E. Hill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148480.003.0009

House Finches are sexually dichromatic, meaning the males have bright colors and females are drab. Some females, however, have some carotenoid coloration and female color shows the same environmental control and functions as male coloration. Pigment access, parasites, and nutrition affect female color, and males respond to female coloration during mate choice. Comparisons among finches related to House Finches indicate that red female coloration is not simply a correlated trait responding to selection on males.

Keywords:   sexual dichromatism, female coloration, male mate choice, maternal care

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