Stickleback distraction displays: sexual or foraging deception against egg cannibalism?

@article{Whoriskey1991SticklebackDD,
  title={Stickleback distraction displays: sexual or foraging deception against egg cannibalism?},
  author={Frederick Whoriskey},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1991},
  volume={41},
  pages={989-995}
}
Abstract Three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, males guarding nests containing eggs were tested for their use of distraction displays against all-male, all-female and mixed male and female conspecific intruder groups. Distraction displays were used against all groups, suggesting that the display is a foraging rather than a sexual deception. Most males used two different displays, with the most obvious being employed primarily when intruders were close to the nest. Males also buried… 
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