WING MOLT AND ASSORTATIVE MATING IN COMMON TERNS: A TEST OF THE MOLT-SIGNALING HYPOTHESIS

@inproceedings{Bridge2004WINGMA,
  title={WING MOLT AND ASSORTATIVE MATING IN COMMON TERNS: A TEST OF THE MOLT-SIGNALING HYPOTHESIS},
  author={E. Bridge and I. Nisbet},
  year={2004}
}
  • E. Bridge, I. Nisbet
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Abstract Many seabirds are monomorphic and lack obvious ornamentation; thus the mechanisms and signaling systems that mediate mate choice can be elusive. We investigated the possibility that a unique characteristic of wing molt in most species of Sterna terns acts as a sexually selected indicator of fitness. Many terns replace a variable number of primaries and sometimes secondaries twice or occasionally three times each year. Some have suggested that this repeated wing molt may serve as an… CONTINUE READING
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