Mating tactics of male rock ptarmigan, Lagopus mutus: a conditional mating strategy

@article{Brodsky1988MatingTO,
  title={Mating tactics of male rock ptarmigan, Lagopus mutus: a conditional mating strategy},
  author={L. M. Brodsky},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1988},
  volume={36},
  pages={335-342}
}
  • L. M. Brodsky
  • Published 1988
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract The mating tactics adopted by individual male rock ptarmigan, Lagopus mutus , during the receptive (egg-laying) and post-receptive (incubation) period of their mates were compared. The tactic employed by a male depended upon the reproductive condition of his mate. Throughout his mate's receptive period, a male remained on his territory and closely guarded his mate. However, once his mate began incubating, a male frequently left his territory to seek copulations with females that were… CONTINUE READING
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