Table 1

Sampling sites, elevation, and colour morph frequencies per locality.

Locality (code)

n

Elevation (m)

Colour morph


Réunion Island

Dos d'Ane (DD)

15

775

C (5), U (10)

Roche Verre Bouteille (VB)

6

1,251

B (1), C (2), U (3)

Moka (MO)

21

219

C (21)

Bélouve (BE)

31

1,518

A (31)

Volcano (VO)

43

2,246

A (31), B (9), U (3)

Le Maido (LM)

27

2,062

A (7), B (18), U (2)

Basse Vallée (BV)

19

687

D (19)

St. Leu (SL)

20

509

A (20)

Mauritius Island

Black River (BR)

5

10

E (5)

Camp Station (CA)

29

600

E (29)

Bel Ombre Station (BO)

23

278

E (23)


A = brown, B = grey, C = grey-headed brown, D = grey-headed brown nape, E = Mauritius grey, U = uncertain. The latter category includes individuals with mixed brown and grey plumage, representing either juvenal plumage or potential inter-morph hybrids. See Fig. 1 for depictions of plumage morphs.

Milá et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:158   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-158

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