Nest building is a sexually selected behaviour in the barn swallow

@article{Soler1998NestBI,
  title={Nest building is a sexually selected behaviour in the barn swallow},
  author={Juan Jos{\'e} Soler and Jos{\'e} Javier Cuervo and A. P. M{\O}ller and Florentino de Lope},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={56},
  pages={1435-1442}
}
Females may use male nest building to assess male parental quality, and nest size would then be a sexually selected trait. In the barn swallow, Hirundo rustica, females select their partner by his tail length, a character believed to signal good genes. Both sexes participate in nest building, although male participation is negatively related to his attractiveness as reflected by tail length. We tested the hypothesis that nest building is a sexually selected trait: females paired with males of… 

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