Signals in intra-sexual competition between ring-necked pheasant males

@article{Mateos1997SignalsII,
  title={Signals in intra-sexual competition between ring-necked pheasant males},
  author={C. Mateos and J. Carranza},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={53},
  pages={471-485}
}
Abstract Many sexual ornaments are signals commonly used in both sexual selection contexts: mate choice and intra-sexual competition. Previous studies show that female choice in ring-necked pheasants, Phasianus colchicus , is influenced by features of some male ornaments. Experiments and correlational data were used in this study to investigate the role of male ornaments in male–male agonistic encounters. Some traits used by females in mate choice, namely tail length and black points in the… Expand
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