Interacting Effects of Lek Placement, Display Behavior, Ambient Light, and Color Patterns in Three Neotropical Forest-Dwelling Birds

@article{Endler1996InteractingEO,
  title={Interacting Effects of Lek Placement, Display Behavior, Ambient Light, and Color Patterns in Three Neotropical Forest-Dwelling Birds},
  author={John A. Endler and Marc Th{\'e}ry},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1996},
  volume={148},
  pages={421 - 452}
}
Forests exhibit a mosaic of different spectral environments that arise from forest geometry and weather. If visual signals are used in mate choice, then forest geometry and weather will affect reproductive behavior because the appearance of a visual signal depends on the joint effects of ambient light and the animal's reflectance spectra. We investigated three lekking birds at Nourages field station, French Guiana: Rupicola rupicola, Corapipo gutturalis, and Lepidothrix serena. Conspicuousness… 
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