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Sex role similarity and sexual selection predict male and female song elaboration and dimorphism in fairy-wrens

Odom, Karan J.; Cain, Kristal; Hall, Michelle; Langmore, Naomi; Mulder, Raoul; Kleindorfer, Sonia; Karubian, Jordan; Brouwer, Lyanne; Enbody, Erik; Jones, John Anthony; Dowling, Jenelle L.; Leitao, Ana V.; Greig, Emma I.


Historically, bird song complexity was thought to evolve primarily through sexual selection on males; yet, in many species, both sexes sing and selection pressure on both sexes may be broader. Previous research suggests competition for mates and resources during short, synchronous breeding seasons leads to more elaborate male songs at high, temperate latitudes. Furthermore, we expect male–female song structure and elaboration to be more similar at lower, tropical latitudes, where longer...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021-12-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.8378
Access Rights: Open Access

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