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Title: Some aspects of bill morphology in relation to ecology in the great tit Parus major
Author: Gosler, Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0001 1490 5650
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1987
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The study concluded that bill size was highly adaptive in that it was related to fitness (in the broad sense) or to some correlate of fitness. The results are considered in terms of existing niche theory and especially of "character displacement" and the "variable niche hypothesis".
Supervisor: Perrins, Christopher M. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Great tit ; Bill (Anatomy)