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Title: Eggshell patterning in the Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio: relation to egg size and potential function

Creator:

Surmacki, Adrian ; Kuczyński, Lechosław ; Tryjanowski, Piotr

Date issued/created:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal

Subtitle:

Barwa skorupki jaj u gąsiorka: związek z rozmiarami jaja i potencjalne funkcje

Contributor:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Description:

pg(s) 145-151

Abstract:

Despite numerous studies on avian eggs, the function of eggshell patterning remains largely unknown. Using a museum collection of Red-backed Shrike clutches, we estimated the repeatability of characteristics describing the intensity and contrast of egg pigmentation, as well as egg size and shape. Digitalized photographs of eggs were used for all measurements. Repeatability was highest for overall pigmentation intensity and overall pigmentation contrast (R = 0.81 and R = 0.82 respectively). Lower values were recorded for egg breadth (R = 0.66) and shape (R = 0.57). These findings suggest that eggshell patterning, as well as the variables describing egg size and shape, may respond to natural selection. Among the possible functions of this trait, condition signalling within species and mimicry are the most probable. To obtain more evidence of this, however, further studies in wild populations are required.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

2

Start page:

145

End page:

151

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:65689

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol ; eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

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Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Last modified:

Mar 7, 2019

In our library since:

Jun 15, 2018

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13

All available object's versions:

http://rcin.org.pl/miiz/publication/75761

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