Female choice for parasite-free male satin bowerbirds and the evolution of bright male plumage

@article{Borgia2004FemaleCF,
  title={Female choice for parasite-free male satin bowerbirds and the evolution of bright male plumage},
  author={G. Borgia and K. Collis},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25},
  pages={445-453}
}
SummaryHamilton and Zuk proposed that bright male plumage may have evolved in males of polygynous species as a result of female preferences for males that are able to demonstrate their resistance to disease. They predicted an inverse correlation between female mating preferences and the level of parasitic infection of males. We found such a correlation between the level of infection by a common ectoparasite (Myrsidea ptilonorhynchi: Menoponidae) and mating success of male satin bowerbirds… Expand

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