Correlates of male mating success in great bustard leks: the effects of age, weight, and display effort

@article{Alonso2010CorrelatesOM,
  title={Correlates of male mating success in great bustard leks: the effects of age, weight, and display effort},
  author={J. Alonso and M. Maga{\~n}a and C. Palac{\'i}n and C. Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={64},
  pages={1589-1600}
}
We examined how mating success varied in relation to age, weight, body size, and display behavior among great bustard Otis tarda males. The estimated mating success was strongly skewed, with 45% of adult males being involved in copulation attempts and only 9.7% actually seen copulating successfully. Unlike most birds, body size continued increasing in great bustards several years after reaching sexual maturity. Age, weight, and display effort were all significant and independent predictors of… Expand

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