Data from: Using human vision to detect variation in avian coloration: How bad is it?

Bergeron ZT, Fuller RC

Date Published: September 18, 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.nq3fp

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Title Bergeron_Fuller_Actual.reflectance_Guide.reflectance_RGBvalues
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Description This excel file contains 3 sheets. The first sheet contains the average reflectance values from 300 to 750 nm (in 5nm steps) for the 'actual birds' from a museum. The second sheet contains the average reflectance values from 300 to 750 nm (in 5nm steps) for 'field guide' birds. The third sheet contains the average RGB values for the 'actual birds' from a museum. For each data type (actual reflectance, field guide reflectance, RGB), the sheets contain data for the same combination of species, sex, and patch type (e.g., wing, tail, etc.).
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Title ReflectanceSpectra.Actual.v.Guide
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Description This powerpoint file contains graphs showing the actual and field guide reflectance for all 73 species-sex-patch combinations.
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Title Supplemental_Hue_Analyses
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Description This is an additional analysis of variation in animal coloration. In the original manuscript, we analyzed all of the data across all 73 combinations of species-sex-patch type. Here, we performed a more difficult analysis and analyzed only the reflectance curves from a single hue type (e.g., red).
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