Data from: Morphological variation as a tool for monitoring bird populations: a review

José Luis Tellería, Iván De La Hera & Javier Perez-Tris
This paper shows how our knowledge of the evolution, ecology and conservation of birds can be improved through the analysis of external morphological traits. After giving a short history of morphological studies of birds, we discuss the pros and cons of such data in exploring within-species variation and describe the main patterns and hypotheses related to the factors affecting bird size and shape. We describe the usefulness of external measurements (including body mass and feather...

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  • 2013

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  • University of the Basque Country
  • Complutense University of Madrid