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Experimental analyses of sexual and natural selection on short tails in a polygynous warbler.

Abstract:

We believe that no experimental study has yet tested Darwin's idea that, as well as generating trait elaboration, intersexual selection might sometimes drive sex-biased trait reduction. Here we present the results of two experiments exploring the negative relationship between tail length and reproductive success in male golden-headed cisticolas (Cisticola exilis). In the first experiment, artificially shortening a male's tail produced a dramatic increase in his reproductive success, measured ...

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10.1098/rspb.2000.1117

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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
267
Issue:
1448
Pages:
1121-1128
Publication date:
2000-06-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:70fcc1db-d0ed-446c-9486-5ddb0b64661f
Source identifiers:
164999
Local pid:
pubs:164999

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