Color and W-chromosome sequence data from study on maternal inheritance of egg mimicry

Claire N. Spottiswoode, Wenfei Tong, Gabriel A. Jamie, Katherine F. Stryjewski, Jeffrey M. DaCosta, Evan R. Kuras, Ailsa Green, Silky Hamama, Ian G. Taylor, Collins Moya & Michael D. Sorenson
This dataset supports a study demonstrating that host-specific egg mimicry in the brood-parasitic African cuckoo finch Anomalospiza imberbis is maternally inherited. It includes egg reflectance spectra for the background colour of 188 cuckoo finch eggs from four host species in Zambia, and consensus sequences for 68 W-linked ddRAD-seq loci derived from 80 female cuckoo finches belonging to four different host-specific maternal lineages from three host species in Zambia. These data derive from two partially overlapping...
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