Data from: Dark pigmentation limits thermal niche position in birds

Ismael Galván, Sol Rodríguez-Martínez & Luis M. Carrascal
1. Animal pigmentation has evolved because of several adaptive functions. In the case of pigmentation produced by melanins, the most common pigments in animals, the main function is protection against UV radiation. However, pigmentation also affects animal surface's ability to absorb solar radiation and gain heat, which may represent a thermal constraint for endotherms due to their relatively high and constant body temperatures. 2. As darker colours absorb more radiation than lighter colours, dark-pigmented endotherm...
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