Complex male display and female choice in the spotted bowerbird: specialized functions for different bower decorations

@article{Borgia1995ComplexMD,
  title={Complex male display and female choice in the spotted bowerbird: specialized functions for different bower decorations},
  author={Gerald Borgia},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={49},
  pages={1291-1301}
}
  • G. Borgia
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
Abstract Male bowerbirds build and decorate bowers to attract females as copulation partners. Spotted bowerbirds, Chlamydera maculata , are atypical in having widely spaced display sites, bowers that are greatly diverged from those of closely related species, and extremely intense, aggressive displays. Results from the continuous monitoring of bowers show that (1) a few males account for the majority of matings, (2) the two most common decoration types, bones and glass, explain a large… Expand
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