The role of the model in mate-choice copying in female zebra finches

@inproceedings{Kniel2017TheRO,
  title={The role of the model in mate-choice copying in female zebra finches},
  author={Nina Kniel and Katharina M{\"u}ller and Klaudia Witte},
  year={2017}
}
Previous studies have shown that zebra finch females copy the mate choice of other females by choosing a mate of the same phenotype as the one chosen by another female (model). Little is known about the influence of the model female on the mate choice of the observing female. Therefore, we investigated the role of the model female in mate-choice copying by manipulating her phenotype. Test females could choose between an unadorned male and an artificially adorned male, that is, wearing a red… CONTINUE READING
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