Coordination between the sexes for territorial defence in a duetting fairy-wren

@article{Hall2008CoordinationBT,
  title={Coordination between the sexes for territorial defence in a duetting fairy-wren},
  author={Michelle L Hall and Anne Peters},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2008},
  volume={76},
  pages={65-73}
}
In territorial songbirds both sexes depend on possession of a territory, yet its defence is traditionally regarded as the domain of male birds. Studies on duetting species have examined both male and female roles in territorial defence, often focusing on potential reproductive conflict between the pair members. Surprisingly, interactions between defending pair members are rarely investigated. We combined observations on undisturbed pairs of purple-crowned fairy-wrens, Malurus coronatus, with… CONTINUE READING
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