Male satin bowerbird problem-solving ability predicts mating success

@article{Keagy2009MaleSB,
  title={Male satin bowerbird problem-solving ability predicts mating success},
  author={Jason Keagy and Jean-François Savard and Gerald Borgia},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2009},
  volume={78},
  pages={809-817}
}
Mate choice and mate attraction are important behaviours influencing the evolution of elaborate traits. It is possible that male general cognitive performance plays an important role in sexual attractiveness, but there has been no direct test of this hypothesis. Satin bowerbirds, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, are an excellent species for testing this hypothesis because their complex male courtship, including use of decorations of certain colours, suggests a selective advantage to individuals with… Expand

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