Appendix S1 Summary statistics of DNA substitution rate (divergence per site per million years), the slope of abundance of different species of birds in relation to local radiation level, after controlling statistically for confounding variables affecting abundance estimates, number of individuals censused at Chernobyl, population size in Western Palearctic, range size in Western Palearctic (km2), longevity record (years), sample size for longevity record, concentration of carotenoids and vitamin E in the liver (μg g−1) and body mass.

Appendix S2 Phylogenetic relationships among species.

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