Funding for this research was provided by:
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC grant NE/R000077/1)
Received: 10 January 2019
Accepted: 9 April 2019
First Online: 10 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The specimen of <i>Columba livia</i> was sourced from Jim Usherwood and John Hutchinson (Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, UK) having formed part of an unrelated study. It was not collected solely for the purpose of this research and, consequently, observance of animal care protocols was not required for this study.
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