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Do male fish prefer them big and colourful?

Male black-finned goodeid or mexcalpique fish know what they want when they pick a female to mate with; they prefer them big-bellied and as orange as possible. Interestingly, females displaying these traits are the ones most ...

dateOct 10, 2017 in Ecology
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Birds choose mates with ornamental traits

A recurring theme in nature documentaries is that of choosy females selecting brightly colored males. A new study shows that, in monogamous mating systems, male birds may select their lifelong mates in much the same way.

dateSep 04, 2017 in Evolution
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