Data from: Pigment molecular composition reveals significant information for visual communication

Ismael Galván
1. Melanins are the most common pigments in vertebrates and, as such, fufill multiple adaptive functions, including honest signaling. This is the case of male pied flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca, whose dorsal plumage, composed of black and grey feathers pigmented by eumelanin, is sexually selected by females regarding the proportion of black. 2. However, the basis of such mating preferences and other associations with life-history traits are unknown. 3. Here I take advantage of recent advances...

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