|2019-11-20 ||Distribution of iridescent colours in hummingbird communities results from the interplay between selection for camouflage and communication|
Hugo Gruson, Marianne Elias, Juan L. Parra, Christine Andraud, Serge Berthier, Claire Doutrelant, Doris Gomez
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Feathers iridescence sheds light on the assembly rules of humingbirds communities
Ecology needs rules stipulating how species distributions and ecological communities should be assembled along environmental gradients, but few rules have yet emerged in the ecological literature. The search of ecogeographical rules governing the spatial variation of birds colours has recently known an upsurge of interest in the litterature . Most studies have, however, looked at pigmentary colours and not structural colours (e.g. iridescence), although it is know that color perception by ani...