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The Roaring of Red Deer and the Evolution of Honest Advertisement

The Roaring of Red Deer and the Evolution of Honest Advertisement <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In many large animals, changes in fighting ability within breeding seasons or across the lifetime of individuals are related to changes in body condition but not to obvious changes in size. In situations where a conflict of interests is likely to lead to a fight, we might consequently expect opponents to assess each other on traits which are related to variation in body condition. This appears to be the case among red deer stags. Competing</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behaviour Brill

The Roaring of Red Deer and the Evolution of Honest Advertisement

Behaviour , Volume 69 (3-4): 145 – Jan 1, 1979

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 1979 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0005-7959
eISSN
1568-539X
DOI
10.1163/156853979X00449
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In many large animals, changes in fighting ability within breeding seasons or across the lifetime of individuals are related to changes in body condition but not to obvious changes in size. In situations where a conflict of interests is likely to lead to a fight, we might consequently expect opponents to assess each other on traits which are related to variation in body condition. This appears to be the case among red deer stags. Competing</jats:p> </jats:sec>

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BehaviourBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1979

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