Repeatability of mate choice: the effect of size in the African painted reed frog, Hyperolius marmoratus

@article{Jennions1995RepeatabilityOM,
  title={Repeatability of mate choice: the effect of size in the African painted reed frog, Hyperolius marmoratus
},
  author={M. Jennions and P. Backwell and N. Passmore},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={49},
  pages={181-186}
}
Abstract Female painted reed frogs were offered a choice between artificial advertisement calls differing in frequency. Repeatability of mate choice was assessed by multiple testing of females. When the difference between the stimuli was 400 Hz, almost all females, regardless of size, consistently chose the low frequency call. When the frequency difference between the calls was smaller (200 Hz), females as a group appeared to choose at random. However, individual females seemed to show… Expand
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