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Auk Editor Pick - What Messages Do Female Birds’ Markings Send?

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Both male and female birds use traits like plumage brightness to size each other up, but a new study on Northern Cardinals in The Auk: Ornithological Advances shows that the meanings of female birds’ markings may vary from one place to another, even within the same species. Read the press release at https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2016/11/24/what-messages-do-female-birds-markings-send/.

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