Sexual and non-sexual social preferences in male and female white-eyed bulbuls

@inproceedings{Kabasakal2017SexualAN,
  title={Sexual and non-sexual social preferences in male and female white-eyed bulbuls},
  author={Bekir Kabasakal and Miroslav Pol{\'a}{\vc}ek and Aziz Aslan and Herbert Hoi and Ali Erdoğan and Matteo Griggio},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
While the function of ornaments shaped by sexual selection is to attract mates or drive off rivals, these signals may also evolve through social selection, in which the social context affects the fitness of signallers and receivers. Classical ‘mate choice’ experiments often reveal preferences for ornaments, but few studies have considered whether these are strictly sexual or reflect general social preferences. Indeed, an alternative possibility is that ornaments evolve through ‘non-sexual… CONTINUE READING

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