Effects of male dominance and courtship display on female choice in the ring-necked pheasant

Abstract

Male traits and behaviours acting in mate choice and intrasexual competition are expected to be congruent. When studying their evolution, this often makes it difficult to differentiate between these two components of sexual selection. Studies are therefore needed on mate choice in conjunction with the role of displays and dominance. We present the results… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002650050558

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