Egg investment is influenced by male attractiveness in the mallard

@article{Cunningham2000EggII,
  title={Egg investment is influenced by male attractiveness in the mallard},
  author={Emma J. A. Cunningham and Andrew I. Russell},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={404},
  pages={74-77}
}
Why females prefer to copulate with particular males is a contentious issue. Attention is currently focused on whether females choose males on the basis of their genetic quality, in order to produce more viable offspring. Support for this hypothesis in birds has come from studies showing that preferred males tend to father offspring of better condition or… CONTINUE READING
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