TITLE

Bowerbirds Refuse Assistance

AUTHOR(S)
Luntz, Stephen
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Australasian Science;Mar2013, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a research study by John Endler and Laura Kelley of Deakin University's Centre for Integrative Ecology which examined male bowerbirds' preference to stick to unsuccessful strategies to attract mates. Endler explains that the quality of visual illusion created by the males with objects in their bowers predicts their likelihood of attracting a mate. They concluded that the males' reward for restoring their less illusionary bowers was a lack of mating success.
ACCESSION #
85444992

 

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