Data from: The effects of life history and sexual selection on male and female plumage colouration

Dale J, Dey CJ, Delhey K, Kempenaers B, Valcu M

Date Published: November 5, 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1rp0s

 

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Title Plumage coloration in passerine birds
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Description Plumage colour scores (N=5831 species) and predictor variables (N = 2471 species) in passerine birds. This data set includes plumage scores for males and females as calculated from RGB (red, green, blue) values measured from plates in the Handbook of the Birds of the World (see text of article for details). Additionally we include the values of the 5 key predictor variables: 1) body size (first phylogenetic principle component (PPC1) of body mass and wing length), 2) tropical life history (PPC1 of latitude, seasonality and clutch size), 3) sexual selection (PPC1 of mating system, sexual size dimorphism and paternal care), 4) cooperative breeding (no = 0 and yes = 1) and 5) migration (none = 0, partial = 0.5 and complete = 1). All predictor variables were scaled to a mean = 0 and standard deviation = 1. These variables were used in the multiple predictor phylogenetic generalized least squares model, Markov Chain Monte Carlo generalized linear mixed models and phylogenetic controlled d separation path analysis (Table 1b, Figure 4 and Figure 5 of the article respectively). Scientific names, English names and TipLabels correspond to the phylogenetic trees provided by www.birdtree.org (Jetz, W., Thomas, G., Joy, J., Hartmann, K., & Mooers, A. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature, 491(7424), 444-448).
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Dale J, Dey CJ, Delhey K, Kempenaers B, Valcu M (2015) Data from: The effects of life history and sexual selection on male and female plumage colouration. Nature 527(7578): 367-3670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature15509

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Dale J, Dey CJ, Delhey K, Kempenaers B, Valcu M (2015) Data from: The effects of life history and sexual selection on male and female plumage colouration. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1rp0s
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