How long do females really listen? Assessment time for female mate choice in the grey treefrog, <ce:italic>Hyla versicolor</ce:italic>

@article{Schwartz2004HowLD,
  title={How long do females really listen? Assessment time for female mate choice in the grey treefrog, <ce:italic>Hyla versicolor</ce:italic>},
  author={Joshua J. Schwartz and Kenneth Huth and Timothy P Hutchin},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2004},
  volume={68},
  pages={533-540}
}
A satisfactory understanding of the process of mate choice in many species of anurans requires that we know how sensitive females are to the variation in male calls under natural conditions and what is the timescale or ‘window’ over which females compare potential mates. In natural choruses, grey treefrog females may sit near calling males for many minutes before approaching a particular individual to mate, whereas in laboratory-based phonotaxis tests, they may approach a speaker within 30 s of… CONTINUE READING
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