Experimental analyses of sexual and natural selection on short tails in a polygynous warbler.

@article{Balmford2000ExperimentalAO,
  title={Experimental analyses of sexual and natural selection on short tails in a polygynous warbler.},
  author={Andrew Balmford and Michael C Lewis and Michael de L. Brooke and Adrian Lloyd Thomas and Christopher N Johnson},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1448},
  pages={1121-8}
}
We believe that no experimental study has yet tested Darwin's idea that, as well as generating trait elaboration, intersexual selection might sometimes drive sex-biased trait reduction. Here we present the results of two experiments exploring the negative relationship between tail length and reproductive success in male golden-headed cisticolas (Cisticola… CONTINUE READING