Female signals enhance the efficiency of mate assessment in satin bowerbirds ( Ptilonorhynchus violaceus )

@inproceedings{Patricelli2004FemaleSE,
  title={Female signals enhance the efficiency of mate assessment in satin bowerbirds ( Ptilonorhynchus violaceus )},
  author={Gail Lisa Patricelli and J Albert C Uy and Gerald Borgia},
  year={2004}
}
Recent evidence suggests that males adjust their sexually selected display traits in response to female behaviors during courtships. Little is known, however, about whether females signal to influence male displays and whether females benefit from this interaction. Male courtship displays in the satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) are highly intense and aggressive. Females may use these displays as indicators of mating benefits, but these displays often startle females and disrupt… CONTINUE READING
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