Vocalizations by Alaskan moose: female incitation of male aggression

@article{Bowyer2011VocalizationsBA,
  title={Vocalizations by Alaskan moose: female incitation of male aggression},
  author={R. Terry Bowyer and Janet L. Rachlow and Kelley M. Stewart and Victor Van Ballenberghe},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={65},
  pages={2251-2260}
}
Evidence of female fomentation of male–male aggression as a mechanism of mate choice is rare, especially in mammals. Female choice of mates in polygynous species may be masked by intense male competition or by males attempting to restrict female choice. We studied protest moans of female Alaskan moose Alces alces gigas in interior Alaska, USA, from 1987 to 1990, to determine if moans incited male–male aggression. Alaskan moose exhibit a mating system in which one dominant male (the harem master… CONTINUE READING
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