Pronghorn females choose vigorous mates

  title={Pronghorn females choose vigorous mates},
  author={John A Byers and James D. Moodie and Nicho Hall},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Abstract Abstract. At the National Bison Range (western Montana, U.S.A.) mate choice by female pronghorn, Antilocapra americana , is clearly observable. Females move independently, and copulate once per oestrus. Males cannot force copulation, only temporarily block female movement, and do not monopolize resources critical to females. Females practice three distinct strategies of mate choice. 'Sampling' females visit several harem-holding males, remain with each male a short time, and switch… 

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