Competitive mate searching in male common toads, Bufo bufo

@article{Davies1979CompetitiveMS,
  title={Competitive mate searching in male common toads, Bufo bufo
},
  author={Nicholas Barry Davies and T. R. Halliday},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1979},
  volume={27},
  pages={1253-1267}
}

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