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Lekking satin bowerbird males aggregate with relatives to mitigate aggression

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dc.contributor.author Reynolds, Sheila M. en
dc.contributor.author Christman, Mary C. en
dc.contributor.author Uy, J. Albert C. en
dc.contributor.author Patricelli, Gail L. en
dc.contributor.author Braun, Michael J. en
dc.contributor.author Borgia, Gerald en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-31T18:02:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-31T18:02:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Reynolds, Sheila M., Christman, Mary C., Uy, J. Albert C., Patricelli, Gail L., Braun, Michael J., and Borgia, Gerald. 2009. "<a href="http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/2/410">Lekking satin bowerbird males aggregate with relatives to mitigate aggression</a>." <em>Behavioral Ecology</em>. 20 (2):410&ndash;415. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arn146">https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arn146</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1045-2249
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/37368
dc.identifier.uri http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/2/410
dc.description.abstract Males in several lekking species aggregate with their relatives to display for females, suggesting that kin selection can affect sexual selection. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain this behavior, but no general explanation has emerged. In most species with lek mating systems, neighboring males have intense aggressive interactions that can affect the quality of their sexual displays. Here we test the hypothesis that the presence of related neighbors mitigates the negative consequences of this aggression. Male bowerbirds build stick display structures (bowers) that are used by females in mate assessment and are commonly destroyed by males&#39; 2 nearest neighbors. We show that kin aggregate as first or second nearest neighbors, and males direct fewer bower destructions toward kin than equidistant nonkin. Males with more relatives nearby receive fewer bower destructions. These results suggest that the restraining effect of relatedness on aggression favors the close spatial association of related males&#39; display sites. An alternative hypothesis, that related males aggregate to gain copulations from females attracted to successful relatives, was not supported. en
dc.relation.ispartof Behavioral Ecology en
dc.title Lekking satin bowerbird males aggregate with relatives to mitigate aggression en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 77829
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/beheco/arn146
rft.jtitle Behavioral Ecology
rft.volume 20
rft.issue 2
rft.spage 410
rft.epage 415
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 410
dc.citation.epage 415
dc.relation.url http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/2/410

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