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Display rate by male fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) during the fertile period of females has little influence on extra-pair mate choice

Green, David; Osmond, Helen; Double, Michael; Cockburn, Andrew

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Empirical and theoretical studies have only recently begun to examine how females use complex multi-component displays when selecting mates. Superb fairy-wrens are well suited to the study of female choice because females have control over extra-group paternity and cuckold their mates at high rates, while males possess a variety of sexually selected traits. Available evidence suggests that females base their extra-group mate choice on the timing of male moult into breeding plumage or the onset...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/89223
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

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