, Volume 137, Issue 1, pp 159–159 | Cite as

Why do melanin ornaments signal individual quality? Insights from metal element analysis of barn owl feathers

  • Manfred Niecke
  • Sven Rothlaender
  • Alexandre RoulinEmail author

Oecologia (2003) DOI 10.1007/s00442-003-1307-3

There is an error in the list of references cited and one reference is missing. The correct references are:

Niecke M, Heid M, Krüger A (1999) Correlations between melanin pigmentation and element concentration in feathers of white-tailed eagle. J Ornithol 140:355–362

Niecke M (2000) Ist die selektive Anreicherung von Elementen in melaninhaltigen Vogelfedern ein generelles Phänomen? Beitr Gefiederkd Morphol Vögel 6:36–43

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Niecke
    • 1
  • Sven Rothlaender
    • 1
  • Alexandre Roulin
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg HamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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