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A Study of Two Plumage Aberrations in the Male Redwinged Blackbird (Agelaius Phoeniceus)

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dc.creator Schodorf, Robert en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-01T01:59:24Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-01T01:59:24Z
dc.date.issued 1967-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v67 n4 (July, 1967), 240-241 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/5316
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Biology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio en_US
dc.description.abstract Two different traits of albinism were studied in samples of male Redwinged Blackbirds. Eighty-eight per cent of 627 male Redwings sampled possessed a white spot at the base of the rectrices, the size of this white area being smaller in the immature redwing males than in the adults. Samples of immature males after they had obtained first basic plumage revealed a white spot size distribution essentially the same as that found in the adult sample. Breast banding, the other trait studied, was found to occur in 5.2 per cent of the adult males sampled. en_US
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dc.rights Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given. en_US
dc.title A Study of Two Plumage Aberrations in the Male Redwinged Blackbird (Agelaius Phoeniceus) en_US