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Published: 17 October 2002

336 Pages | 3 halftones & numerous line figures


ISBN: 9780195148480

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A Red Bird in a Brown Bag

The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch

Geoffrey E. Hill

Oxford Ornithology Series

  • Most in-depth, complete study of the function and control of plumage coloration for any species of bird
  • Over 100 original illustrations
  • The first detailed review of carotenoid physiology in passerine birds
  • A review of the history of the study of plumage coloration
  • A personal view of the triumphs and hardships of field biology in the suburbs

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