Context and consequences of comb displays by male rock ptarmigan

  title={Context and consequences of comb displays by male rock ptarmigan},
  author={K. Holder and Robert Montgomeri},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
. Male rock ptarmigan, Lagopus mutus, display their supraorbital combs for about 50% of the time during both inter- and intra-sexual interactions in the breeding season, but rarely when they are alone. During three seasons in the Canadian high arctic, mating success of male rock ptarmigan was positively correlated with both comb condition and previous breeding experience. There was no general relationship between a male's comb size and his mating success, contrary to results obtained in both a… Expand
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