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Testosterone is involved in acquisition and maintenance of sexually selected male plumage in superb fairy-wrens, Malurus cyaneus

Peters, Ann; Astheimer, Lee B; Boland, C; Cockburn, Andrew

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Testosterone has been proposed as a physiological link between the level of sexual signalling and male condition. Bright plumage is one of the most noticeable sexual signals and is often used by females as a basis for mate choice. Yet bright male plumage

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/89234
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

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