Female grouping best predicts lekking in blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)

@article{Isvaran2004FemaleGB,
  title={Female grouping best predicts lekking in blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)},
  author={Kavita Isvaran},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={57},
  pages={283-294}
}
  • K. Isvaran
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
The study of intraspecific variation can provide insights into the evolution and maintenance of behavior. To evaluate the relative importance of ecological, demographic and social conditions thought to favor lekking, I studied variation in mating behavior among and within populations of the blackbuck, Antilope cervicapra, an Indian antelope. Rather than viewing lekking as a discrete mating strategy, I took a continuous approach and treated lekking as a question of the clustering of mating… Expand

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