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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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Sexy sons thanks to mom

It is not the superior genes of the father, but the mother's resource investment in the eggs that makes Zebra Finch males particularly attractive. A Swiss-Australian research team lead by evolutionary ecologists at the University ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Attractive dads have more grandchildren

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of zebra finches has shown that males' attractiveness influences the number and size of eggs their daughters produce – not genetically but through the effect of their attractiveness on their ...

dateJul 15, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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