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Aberrations in plumage coloration in birds

Guay, Patrick-Jean and Potvin, D and Robinson, Randall William (2012) Aberrations in plumage coloration in birds. Australian Field Ornithology, 29 (1). pp. 23-30. ISSN 1448-0107

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Plumage aberrations are not uncommon in birds, but there is some confusion in the literature, especially in relation to albinos. Plumage aberrations in birds are better known in Europe and North America than in Australia, where, however, several reports have been published recently. In this paper, we review the various types and causes of plumage aberrations, focussing on those that arise from abnormal incorporation of pigments in growing feathers and thus result in aberrant coloration of the plumage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID25766, colouration, colour changes, ornithology, feathers, Australian
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0608 Zoology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Science and Engineering
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
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Depositing User: Yimin Zeng
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 05:54
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 06:19
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