Asymmetrical contests in defence of rock ptarmigan territories

@article{Brodsky1987AsymmetricalCI,
  title={Asymmetrical contests in defence of rock ptarmigan territories},
  author={Lynn M. Brodsky and Robert Montgomerie},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={21},
  pages={267-272}
}
SummaryContests involving territorial male rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) occur frequently over the course of the breeding season. Fights are initiated when one male (Neighbour or Bachelor) intrudes on another's (Resident) territory. These contests involved two kinds of asymmetries: Neighbours were similar to Residents in mating status, size and experience, differing only in the gains accrued from winning a fight (payoff asymmetry) whereas Bachelors were smaller, less experienced males that had… CONTINUE READING

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