Increased conspicuousness can explain the match between visual sensitivities and blue plumage colours in fairy-wrens
Kaspar Delhey, Michelle Hall, Sjouke A Kingma, Anne Peters
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences | ROYAL SOC | Published : 2013
Awarded by Australian Research Council
We thank L. Revell, E. Paradis, J. Hadfield and S. Nakagawa for help with the comparative analyses, L. Joseph, R. Palmer and W. Longmore for access to museum collections under their care, T.-L. Gluckman, A. Taysom, T. Detto and L. Aplin for help with reflectance measurements, S. Legge (AWC) for access to Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, B. Kempenaers, B. Wong and two anonymous reviewers for comments on the manuscript, and V. Delhey for help with R coding. This project was funded by the Max Planck Society (Minerva grant to A.P.), and the Australian Research Council (FT110100505 to A.P. and DE120102323 to K.D.).