Polymorphic common buzzards in time and space


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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.
Originele taal-2English
KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
Toekennende instantie
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Both, Christiaan, Supervisor
  • Kempenaers, Bart, Supervisor, Externe Persoon
Datum van toekenning4-dec-2020
Plaats van publicatie[Groningen]
StatusPublished - 2020

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