Chorus participation by male bullfrogs, Rana catesbeiana: a test of the energetic constraint hypothesis

@article{Judge2001ChorusPB,
  title={Chorus participation by male bullfrogs, Rana catesbeiana: a test of the energetic constraint hypothesis},
  author={K. A. Judge and R. Brooks},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2001},
  volume={62},
  pages={849-861}
}
Chorus tenure is the number of nights that a male anuran spends attending choruses, and dominant tenure is the number of nights that a male adopts a dominant (i.e. territorial) mating tactic. While male bullfrogs that have longer tenure (chorus tenure and dominant tenure) acquire more mates, tenure is believed to be energetically costly. During the summer of 1998, we tested the hypothesis that tenure of bullfrogs is energy constrained, by conducting a feeding experiment to manipulate energetic… Expand
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