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Courtship disruption modifies mate choice in a lek-breeding bird.
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PMID:  17796729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The aggregation of displaying males in lek-breeding birds is often associated with disruption of courtship and mating but effects of this disruption on mate choice have not been shown. In a 4-year study of Rupicola rupicola in Suriname, interference among territorial adult males disrupted 31 percent of all female courtship visits and terminated 32 percent of all matings at a lek where there were an average of 55 territorial males. Disruption in this rain forest species caused females to modify their courtship and mating patterns, and males that used intense and persistent disruption received a disproportionate share of this redirected mate choice.
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  227     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  778-80     Citation Subset:  -    
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