High levels of environmental noise erode pair preferences in zebra finches: implications for noise pollution

@article{Swaddle2007HighLO,
  title={High levels of environmental noise erode pair preferences in zebra finches: implications for noise pollution},
  author={J. Swaddle and Laura C. Page},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2007},
  volume={74},
  pages={363-368}
}
Male–female pair bonds are common to most bird species, and these bonds affect fundamental aspects of mating systems and the strength of selection, for example, by limiting extrapair paternity. Therefore, understanding factors that strengthen and erode pair bonds are important in elucidating the selection pressures that avian populations will experience. Here, we studied the effects of environmental noise on pair bonds and the strength of pair preferences (i.e. preferences for a pair-bonded… Expand
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