News tagged with female birds

Cuckolded males sing louder

The song of male songbirds is multifaceted and has two main functions: to repel rivals and to attract mates. Females often pay attention to certain features within a song, such as the presence of special syllables, to assess ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Monogamous birds... peeping on the neighbors!

(PhysOrg.com) -- It is well documented that male birds seduce females using their songs, colourful plumage and courtship dances. These signals reflect male genetic quality and will be graded by the female to determine a male's ...

dateJan 27, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Elaborate plumage due to testosterone?

(PhysOrg.com) -- In many bird species males have a more elaborate plumage than females. This elaborate plumage is often used to signal body condition, to intimidate rivals or to attract potential mates. In many cases plumage ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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