Female mate choice and songbird song repertoires

@article{Byers2009FemaleMC,
  title={Female mate choice and songbird song repertoires},
  author={B. Byers and D. Kroodsma},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2009},
  volume={77},
  pages={13-22}
}
Males of many songbird species use song repertoires that contain multiple song types. A commonly encountered evolutionary explanation for this trait and its recurrent appearance among songbird species is that repertoires have arisen in response to widespread female preference for mates with larger song or syllable repertoires. To assess whether the available evidence supports this hypothesis, we reviewed the literature on the relationship between mate choice and song repertoire size. Our review… Expand

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