Inter- and intra-sexual patterns of fluctuating asymmetry in the red-billed streamertail: should symmetry always increase with ornament size?

Abstract

Recent work on fluctuating asymmetry has suggested that ornaments should have higher levels of fluctuating asymmetry than (1) non-ornaments and (2) homologous structures in the non-ornamented sex. In addition, as both ornament size and symmetry should increase with individual quality there should be a tendency for ornament symmetry to increase with ornament… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00173894

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