The energetic cost of display in male sage grouse

@article{Vehrencamp1989TheEC,
  title={The energetic cost of display in male sage grouse},
  author={Sandra L. Vehrencamp and Jack W. Bradbury and Robert M. Gibson},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1989},
  volume={38},
  pages={885-896}
}
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