Social organization and mating success in local song populations of village indigobirds, Vidua chalybeata.

@article{Payne1977SocialOA,
  title={Social organization and mating success in local song populations of village indigobirds, Vidua chalybeata.},
  author={Ralph Payne and Katherine Payne},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie},
  year={1977},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={113-73}
}
Behavioral interactions among color-marked individual Vidua chalybeata that shared common song dialects were observed for 5 years in two populations at Lochinvar National Park, Zambia. Social interactions involved males visiting and competing for mating sites and female visiting male in an apparent sampling of potential copulating partners. Differences in mating success among the polygynous males were compared with male behavior and territory resources, and criteria were developed to test the… CONTINUE READING
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