Data from: Egg mimicry by the pacific koel: mimicry of one host facilitates exploitation of other hosts with similar egg types

Abernathy VE, Troscianko J, Langmore NE

Date Published: August 29, 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.mp0df

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Title Average egg pattern energies
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Description Data in this file were used in the egg pattern discriminate function analysis to determine if the Pacific Koel exhibited host-specific egg mimicry in egg pattern. This data includes eggs from the CSIRO museum in Canberra, ACT, Australia and fresh from the field in Sydney, NSW and Canberra, ACT. Specific information about each clutch can be found in the appendix of the manuscript and details about this analysis can be found in the Methods section of the manuscript.
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Title Egg size analyses data
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Description This workbook contains three sheets all related to the egg size analyses. The first sheet contains average egg volume for all koel and host eggs used in an ANOVA analysis. The second sheet is data that was used in the first linear model mentioned in the manuscript, which was run to determine if koel egg volume was predicted by host species. The third sheet is data that was used in the second linear model, which was run to determine if koel egg volume was predicted by host egg volume. Eggs were from the CSIRO museum in Canberra, ACT, Australia and fresh from the field from Sydney, NSW and Canberra, ACT. For more information about each clutch, please see the supplemental material in the manuscript. For more information about the analyses, please see the Methods and Results sections in the manuscript.
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Title CSIRO museum egg color data
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Description This workbook contains data related to the museum egg color analyses and only includes data from the eggs at the CSIRO museum in Canbera, ACT, Australia or eggs from the field in Sydney, NSW and Canberra, ACT that were blown prior to measuring. The first sheet contains the average spectrophotometric data at each wavelength for each clutch and koel egg, which was used to determine the color catch cone values (second sheet). The second sheet contains the color catch cone values for all four avian color cones (VS, SWS, MWS, LWS) and the double cone for luminance. These color catch cone values were used in the discriminate function analysis to determine if koels exhibit host-specific races in color and the color catchcone values were also used to calculate Just Notcieable Differences (JNDs) to compare egg colors and luminances between species. For more information about each clutch, please see the supplemental material in the manuscript. For more information about the analyses, please see the Methods and Results section in the manuscript.
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Title Field eggs color data
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Description This workbook contains data related to the color data for eggs collected fresh from the field from Sydney, NSW, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia. Species measured include the Noisy Friarbird, Magpie-lark, Red Wattlebird, and Pacific Koel eggs from Red Wattlebird nests. Eggs were measured from 2013-2015. The first sheet contains the average spectrophotometric data for each wavelength from 300-700 nm, which was used to calculate the color catchcone values (second sheet). The second sheet contains the color catchcone values for the four avian color cones (VS, SWS, MWS, and LWS) and the double cone for luminance. Catchcone values were used to calculate Just Noticeable Differences to compare egg colors and luminance values between species. For more information about each clutch, please see the supplemental material in the manuscript. For more information about the analyses, please see the Methods and Results section in the manuscript.
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Abernathy VE, Troscianko J, Langmore NE (2017) Egg mimicry by the pacific koel: mimicry of one host facilitates exploitation of other hosts with similar egg types. Journal of Avian Biology, online in advance of print. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.01530

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Abernathy VE, Troscianko J, Langmore NE (2017) Data from: Egg mimicry by the pacific koel: mimicry of one host facilitates exploitation of other hosts with similar egg types. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.mp0df
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