Polymorphic common buzzards in time and space

Elena F. Kappers

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Abstract

The aim of this thesis was to investigate the evolutionary ecology of colour variation in a bird species. For this study we quantified the individual fitness of a bird of prey with a very variable plumage, the buzzard Buteo buteo. We have tried to unravel some mechanisms that maintain intra-specific colour variation and its functions in this species. We studied colour polymorphism from both a temporal and spatial perspective.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Both, Christiaan, Supervisor
  • Kempenaers, Bart, Supervisor, External person
Award date4-Dec-2020
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publisher
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Publication statusPublished - 2020

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