Why are birds' eggs colourful? Eggshell pigments co-vary with life-history and nesting ecology among British breeding non-passerine birds
Article first published online: 3 MAY 2012
© 2012 The Linnean Society of London
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Volume 106, Issue 3, pages 657–672, July 2012
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CASSEY, P., THOMAS, G. H., PORTUGAL, S. J., MAURER, G., HAUBER, M. E., GRIM, T., LOVELL, P. G. and MIKŠÍK, I. (2012), Why are birds' eggs colourful? Eggshell pigments co-vary with life-history and nesting ecology among British breeding non-passerine birds. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 106: 657–672. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01877.x
- Issue published online: 13 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 3 MAY 2012
- Received 3 November 2011; revised 18 January 2012; accepted for publication 18 January 2012
Figure S1. Eggshell fragments (> 1 cm2) were cut from the equatorial region of the whole shell. Digital photographs were taken of each sample and a binary mask was constructed to locate the eggshell sample in the photograph for all subsequent colorimetric analyses.
Appendix S1. NHM accession numbers and life history comparative data for all species.
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