Cain, Kristal; Cockburn, Andrew; Langmore, Naomi
Bird song is well studied in males as a sexually selected behavior. However, although song is also common among females, it is infrequently examined and poorly understood.
Research suggests that song is often used as a resource defense behavior and is important in female-female competition for limited resources, e.g., mates and territories.
If so, song should be positively related to fitness and related to other resource defense behaviors, but this possibility has rarely been explored. Here...[Show more]
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