Active mate choice at cock-of-the-rock leks: tactics of sampling and comparison

@article{Trail2004ActiveMC,
  title={Active mate choice at cock-of-the-rock leks: tactics of sampling and comparison},
  author={Pepper W. Trail and Eldridge S. Adams},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25},
  pages={283-292}
}
  • P. Trail, E. Adams
  • Published 1 October 1989
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
SummaryThe importance of active mate choice as a component of sexual selection remains controversial, despite recent studies identifying traits that correlate with male mating success. We analyzed the sampling sequences of individual female Guianan cock-of-the-rock, providing quantitative documentation of active female choice in this lekbreeding species. We compared observed sampling patterns with null models of random female movement and of movement weighted by the observed distribution of… 

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