Flower choice and bower decoration in the satin bowerbird <ce:italic>Ptilonorhynchus violaceus</ce:italic>: a test of hypotheses for the evolution of male display

@article{Borgia1987FlowerCA,
  title={Flower choice and bower decoration in the satin bowerbird <ce:italic>Ptilonorhynchus violaceus</ce:italic>: a test of hypotheses for the evolution of male display},
  author={Gerald Borgia and Ingrid M. Kaatz and Richard Condit},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1987},
  volume={35},
  pages={1129-1139}
}
Flowers are a common decoration used on the bowers of male satin bowerbirds. The characteristics of flowers that promote their use as decorations by males are evaluated. Out of a total of 70 species recorded along transects, inflorescences from 29 species were found on bowers. Seven flower species accounted for 93% of the inflorescences used on bowers. Blue and purple species occurred on bowers at a greater frequency than they occurred in the habitat. White and yellow species appeared on bowers… CONTINUE READING

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