Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Male tawny dragons use throat patterns to recognize rivals

Osborne, Louise; Umbers, Kate; Backwell, Patricia; Keogh, J Scott


The ability to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar conspecifics is important for many animals, especially territorial species since it allows them to avoid unnecessary interactions with individuals that pose little threat. There are very few studies, however, that identify the proximate cues that facilitate such recognition in visual systems. Here, we show that in tawny dragons (Ctenophorus decresii), males can recognize familiar and unfamiliar conspecific males based on morphological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Naturwissenschaften
DOI: 10.1007/s00114-012-0968-3


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Osborne_Male_tawny_dragons_use_throat_2012.pdf182.8 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