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Mate choice for a male carotenoid-based ornament is linked to female dietary carotenoid intake and accumulation

Matthew B Toomey12* and Kevin J McGraw1

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1 School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501 USA

2 Division of Neuropathology, Washington University School of Medicine, MO 63110, Saint Louis

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:3  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-3

Published: 10 January 2012

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Supplementary Data. Table S1 and figures S1 and S2 comparing the coloration of a sample of 75 wild male house finches and the experimentally manipulated stimulus males used in the mate choice trials.

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Supplementary Methods. A detailed description of the parameters and calculations used to calculate avian visual contrasts and color-space parameters.

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