Complex relationship between multiple measures of cognitive ability and male mating success in satin bowerbirds, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

@article{Keagy2011ComplexRB,
  title={Complex relationship between multiple measures of cognitive ability and male mating success in satin bowerbirds, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
},
  author={Jason Keagy and Jean-François Savard and Gerald Borgia},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2011},
  volume={81},
  pages={1063-1070}
}
Many animal species have complex cognitive abilities previously assumed to be limited to humans. Explanations for how these abilities evolved have focused on ways in which cognitive performance may influence survival, such as solving ecological problems or navigating complex social environments. However, sexual selection (differences in the reproductive success of individuals) can also lead to the evolution of complex traits. This could occur, for example, if females prefer males with better… Expand

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