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Bower quality, number of decorations and mating success of male satin bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus): an experimental analysis
  • G. Borgia
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 February 1985
Abstract Bowerbirds build large bowers of twigs decorated with brightly coloured objects at display sites where males court females. The bower and its decorations are hypothesized to influence femaleExpand
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Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057–1062 (2010)10.1038/nature09205; Nowak et al. replyNowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value inExpand
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Bower destruction and sexual competition in the satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)
  • G. Borgia
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 1 December 1985
SummaryMale satin bowerbirds often destroy the bowers of other males. Bowers are a key element in male sexual display and their destruction represents a unique pattern of sexual competition. For twoExpand
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Variable female preferences drive complex male displays
Complexity in male sexual displays is widely appreciated but diversity in female mate choice has received little attention. Males of many species have sexual displays composed of multiple displayExpand
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Sexual selection: Male displays adjusted to female's response
Models of sexual selection generally assume that behavioural courtship displays reflect intrinsic male qualities such as condition, and that males display with maximum intensity to attract females toExpand
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Complex male display and female choice in the spotted bowerbird: specialized functions for different bower decorations
Abstract Male bowerbirds build and decorate bowers to attract females as copulation partners. Spotted bowerbirds, Chlamydera maculata , are atypical in having widely spaced display sites, bowers thatExpand
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Complex relationship between multiple measures of cognitive ability and male mating success in satin bowerbirds, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
Many animal species have complex cognitive abilities previously assumed to be limited to humans. Explanations for how these abilities evolved have focused on ways in which cognitive performance mayExpand
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Threat Reduction as a Cause of Differences in Bower Architecture, Bower Decoration and Male Display in Two Closely-Related Bowerbirds Chlamydera nuchalis and C. maculata
Major structural differences in the bowers of different bowerbird species have long been recognised, but the evolutionary significance of these differences has never been determined. I compared theExpand
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