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dc.contributor.authorvan Grouw, Hein
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-22T14:28:41Z
dc.date.available2021-02-22T14:28:41Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-01
dc.date.submitted2021-02-09
dc.identifier.citationGrouw, Hein van (2018) White feathers in black birds. British Birds, 111(5) pp.250-263
dc.identifier.issn0007-0335
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622893
dc.description.abstractThe most common plumage abnormalities in birds involve some form of white feathering, ranging from birds with just a few white feathers to individuals that are completely white. The causes of aberrant white feathers are diverse and, in many cases, unknown. Some are heritable, based on simple, genetically determined changes in the pigmentation process. More commonly, the causes are less clear-cut and can include environmental conditions (particularly in relation to food availability), and the physical condition and/or age of the bird. In this paper, white feathering is explored in three common species: Carrion Crow Corvus corone, Hooded Crow C. cornix and Blackbird Turdus merula. Results from the BTO Abnormal Plumage Survey are summarised, and data from a museum-based study of Blackbirds with plumage abnormalities are reported. In all three species, partly white plumage is recorded regularly and is often referred to incorrectly as albinism or leucism.en_US
dc.publisherBritish Birds Ltden_US
dc.relation.urihttps://britishbirds.co.uk/content/british-birds-may-2018
dc.relation.urlhttps://britishbirds.co.uk/content/british-birds-may-2018
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.titleWhite feathers in black birdsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalBritish Birdsen_US
dc.date.updated2021-02-09T11:24:10Z
dc.identifier.volume111en_US
dc.identifier.startpage250-263en_US
dc.description.nhm© British Birds. Articles from this journal can be made open access within institutional repositories two years following publication. The attached file is the published version of the article. If you wish to consult the rest of the issue visit the publisher's website.en_US
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