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Author Hill, Geoffrey E. (Geoffrey Edward)

Title National Geographic bird coloration / Geoffrey E. Hill

Publ Info Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  QL673 .H55 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QL673 .H55 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Patterns of variation -- The visual world of birds -- Measuring color -- Pigmentary coloration -- Structural coloration -- The genetics of coloration -- Environmental influences -- Warming up & wearing down -- Revealing or concealing -- Statements of identity -- Choosing mates -- Color & confrontation -- Signaling strategy -- The evolution of color
Note Seventeen short chapters with narrative and photos with captions illustrate the mechanisms by which birds produce the characteristic and sometimes brilliant coloration of their feathers and other body parts
LC subject Birds -- Color
Add Author National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Alt Title Bird coloration
ISBN 9781426205712 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1426205716 (hardcover : alk. paper)