The influence of sexual selection and male agility on sexual size dimorphism in bustards (Otididae)

@article{Raihani2006TheIO,
  title={The influence of sexual selection and male agility on sexual size dimorphism in bustards (Otididae)},
  author={Gina Raihani and Tam{\'a}s Sz{\'e}kely and Mart{\'i}n Alejandro Serrano-Meneses and Christian Pitra and P. D. Goriup},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={71},
  pages={833-838}
}
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