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Research Article

Specific Appetite for Carotenoids in a Colorful Bird

  • Juan Carlos Senar mail,

    jcsenar@bcn.cat

    Affiliation: Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology Associate Research Unit – CSIC, Museu Ciencies Naturals Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Anders Pape Møller,

    Affiliations: Laboratoire d'Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, CNRS UMR 8079, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, Center for Advanced Study, Oslo, Norway

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  • Iker Ruiz,

    Affiliation: Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology Associate Research Unit – CSIC, Museu Ciencies Naturals Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Juan José Negro,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Sevilla, Spain

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  • Juli Broggi,

    Affiliations: Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology Associate Research Unit – CSIC, Museu Ciencies Naturals Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Sevilla, Spain

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  • Esa Hohtola

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Published: May 19, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010716

About the Authors

Juan Carlos Senar, Iker Ruiz, Juli Broggi
Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology Associate Research Unit – CSIC, Museu Ciencies Naturals Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Anders Pape Møller
Laboratoire d'Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, CNRS UMR 8079, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Anders Pape Møller
Center for Advanced Study, Oslo, Norway
Juan José Negro, Juli Broggi
Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Sevilla, Spain
Esa Hohtola
Department of Biology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Corresponding Author

Email: jcsenar@bcn.cat

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JCS APM IR JJN JB EH. Performed the experiments: JCS APM IR JB. Analyzed the data: JCS APM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: APM JJN JB EH. Wrote the paper: JCS APM JB. Analysed mealworms: JJN EH.