Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Swingin' in the rain: condition dependence and sexual selection in a capricious world

Cockburn, Andrew; Osmond, Helen; Double, Michael


Signals used in mate attraction are predicted to be highly condition dependent, and thus should be sensitive to environmental contributions to condition. However, the effects of temporal fluctuations in the environment on sexual selection in long-lived animals have been largely ignored. Female superb fairy-wrens, Malurus cyaneus, use the time that males moult into nuptial plumage prior to the onset of the breeding season to distinguish between the extra-group sires that dominate paternity....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.0916


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Cockburn_Swingin'_in_the_rain:_2008.pdf183.65 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator