Female Goldeneye Ducks (Bucephala clangula) Do Not Discriminate among Male Precopulatory Display PatternsDane, Benjamin
Reed, J. Michael
Female goldeneyes remain motionless on the surface of the water while single males circle them performing a series of highly stereotyped displays. After performing between eight and 90 of these displays the male either copulates or attempts to copulate with the female. However, females allow only 58% of males to mount them, while rejecting 42%. We have examined 804 of these precopulat... read more
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- Dane, Benjamin, Rebecca Harris, and J. Michael Reed. "Female Goldeneye Ducks (Bucephala clangula) Do Not Discriminate among Male Precopulatory Display Patterns." PLoS One 8, no. 3 (March 2013): 1-9.