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dc.contributor.author Lait, Linda Amy
dc.contributor.author Lauff, Randolph F.
dc.contributor.author Burg, Theresa M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-23T21:21:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-23T21:21:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Lait, L.A., Lauff, R.F., & Burg, T.M. (2012). Genetic evidence supports boreal chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) x black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) hybridization in Atlantic Canada. Canadian Field Naturalist, 126(2), 143-147. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4530
dc.description Open access (from publisher website) en_US
dc.description.abstract Both morphological and genetic evidence support a hybridization event between a Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) and a Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) in Atlantic Canada. Plumage of the hybrid was intermediate to both parental species, with buffy sides and a dark brown cap on the head. Mitochondrial DNA control region showed the female lineage to be from a Boreal Chickadee, while Z-linked markers showed mixed Boreal Chickadee × Black-capped Chickadee heritage, likely representing an F1 hybrid. This is the first documented case of hybridization between these species in eastern North America, and it adds to the increasing evidence supporting intrageneric avian hybridization. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club en_US
dc.subject Poecile hudsonicus en_US
dc.subject Boreal chickadee en_US
dc.subject Poecile atricapillus en_US
dc.subject Black-capped chickadee en_US
dc.subject Hybridization en_US
dc.subject Mitochondrial DNA en_US
dc.subject Z chromosomes en_US
dc.subject Nuclear introns en_US
dc.subject Nova Scotia en_US
dc.subject Atlantic Canada en_US
dc.title Genetic evidence supports boreal chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) x black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) hybridization in Atlantic Canada en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.institution St. Francis Xavier University en_US
dc.publisher.institution Memorial University of Newfoundland en_US


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