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Concealing coloration in animals

Author: Judy Diamond; Alan B Bond
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
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"The biological functions of coloration in animals are sometimes surprising. Color can attract mates, intimidate enemies, and distract predators. But color patterns can also conceal animals from detection. Concealing coloration is unusual because it is an adaptation not only to the visual features of the environment but also to the perceptual and cognitive capabilities of other organisms. Judy Diamond and Alan Bond  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Diamond; Alan B Bond
ISBN: 9780674052352 0674052358
OCLC Number: 812067642
Description: x, 271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Concealment. Disappearing acts --
Mistaken identity --
Pepper & smoke --
Obscured by patterns --
Perception. Colors in the mind --
Beholder's eye --
Isolation. Desert islands --
Flowing genes --
Detection. Telltale signs --
Psychology of search --
Distinctively different --
Limits to invisibility --
Guide to common and scientific names.
Responsibility: Judy Diamond and Alan B. Bond.

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Color can attract mates, intimidate enemies, and distract predators. But it can also conceal animals from detection. It is an adaptation to the visual features of the environment but also to the  Read more...

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