Coevolution of elaborated male display traits in the spotted bowerbird: an experimental test of the threat reduction hypothesis

@article{Borgia1998CoevolutionOE,
  title={Coevolution of elaborated male display traits in the spotted bowerbird: an experimental test of the threat reduction hypothesis},
  author={Gerald Borgia and Daven C Presgraves},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={56},
  pages={1121-1128}
}
Elaborated male sexual displays commonly involve multiple elements that may differ greatly among closely related species, but there have been few studies of the causes of this divergence. Male spotted bowerbirds, Chlamydera maculata, have unusually intense, aggressive courtship displays and highly divergent bowers. Male and female courtship positions differ from related species in that males court females separated by a modified see-through bower wall. Here we experimentally tested hypotheses… CONTINUE READING
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