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dc.contributor.authorvan Grouw, Hein
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-26T13:26:01Z
dc.date.available2022-04-26T13:26:01Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-10
dc.date.submitted2021-02-04
dc.identifier.citationHein van Grouw "What's in a name? Nomenclature for colour aberrations in birds reviewed," Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 141(3), 276-299, (10 September 2021)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0007-1595
dc.identifier.doi10.25226/bboc.v141i3.2021.a5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622975
dc.description.abstractA review is presented of the seven commonest types of colour aberrations in birds together with suggestions for a standardised universal nomenclature to identify and distinguish these aberrations. These aberrations are: Leucism (congenital absence of melanin-producing cells), Progressive Greying (progressive loss of melanin-producing cells), Albino (total absence of melanin due to lack of the key enzyme), Brown (incompletely coloured melanin), Ino (even less completely coloured melanin), Dilution (altered deposition of melanin) and Melanism (altered distribution of melanin). It is proposed that these terms should be based not only on the resulting plumage but also should distinguish the underlying processes resulting in the aberrant pigmentation. By reviewing previously used terms for colour aberrations, and cross-referencing these with my proposed terminology, errors in earlier names are pointed out, and resulting in a more comprehensive nomenclature for colour aberrations found in wild birds.en_US
dc.publisherBritish Ornithologists' Cluben_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.titleWhat's in a name? Nomenclature for colour aberrations in birds revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalBulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Cluben_US
dc.date.updated2022-03-29T12:51:55Z
dc.identifier.volume141en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
elements.import.authorvan Grouw, Hein
dc.description.nhm© 2021 The Authors; This is an open‐access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
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