Differences in feather structure between urban and forest great tits – constraint or adaptation?

Krisztina Sándor, Gábor Seress, Csenge Sinkovics, Áron Péter & András Liker
Urbanization is one of the strongest habitat transforming processes today that has resulted in changes in the ecological conditions for wild populations. In birds, the limitation of natural food sources and a warmer microclimate in cities can potentially influence the development and functioning of the plumage that may have important fitness consequences. Despite its potential significance, the plumage structure of urban birds are largely unexplored and it is unclear whether and how they respond to...
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