Field playback of male display attracts females in lek breeding sage grouse

@article{Gibson2004FieldPO,
  title={Field playback of male display attracts females in lek breeding sage grouse},
  author={Robert M. Gibson},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={439-443}
}
Recent correlational studies of lekking sage grouse suggest that male vocal display attracts females. To test this hypothesis further, the natural displays of a territorial male were supplemented with the tape-recorded display of another, reproductively-successful, individual. Significantly, more females approached the speaker's location on days when the recording was played, and also on non-playback days immediately following a playback, than on other non-playback days (Fig. 1). Analysis of… CONTINUE READING

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