Polygyny and deception in the pied flycatcher: can females determine male mating status?

@article{Dale1994PolygynyAD,
  title={Polygyny and deception in the pied flycatcher: can females determine male mating status?},
  author={S. Dale and T. Slagsvold},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1994},
  volume={48},
  pages={1207-1217}
}
Abstract Abstract. The polyterritorial pied flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca , was used to investigate the deception hypothesis, which states that mated males behave as unmated to hide their mating status from prospecting females. Previous studies on this species have shown that unmated and mated males differ in territorial presence, but not when females are present in their territories. Male behaviour after female visits may differ, however, and this was tested in the present study. Caged… Expand
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