Data from: The relationship between plumage coloration and aggression in female tree swallows

Michelle Beck & William Hopkins
Intrasexual competition is an important selective force that can favor the evolution of honest signals of fighting ability. Research has focused predominantly on male birds, but many female birds also possess plumage ornaments that could mediate the outcome of competitive interactions. We examined the relationship between blue and white structural coloration and aggression in female tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Tree swallows are secondary cavity nesters and females show delayed plumage maturation which may be related...
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