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Consistency in leaf use by tooth-billed bowerbirds

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The bowerbird family has a uniquely complex multimodal courtship display. The most distinctive element of their display is the use of decorated display courts. Male tooth-billed bowerbirds use leaves to decorate their courts. I have found that males differ in their leaf use, and that individuals are highly consistent in the species composition of leaves on their courts. There are several possible explanations for this consistency. Using observational and experimental data I have collected, I will attempt to expose which is (or are) the most likely reason for male consistency in leaf use.

This talk is part of the Zoology Graduate Seminars series.

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