Leks(Scholes) - Lecture11:LekMa-ng Dr. Edwin Scholes III...

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Lecture 11: Lek Ma-ng Dr. Edwin Scholes III Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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What the heck is a lek? photo by Tim Laman
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What the heck is a lek? Simple Defni+on: Clumped display of males that females a=end primarily for the purpose of ma-ng. photo by Tim Laman males are more clumped than would be expected from random se=lement fer-liza-on (not food or other resources) is the primary reason that females visit only a few males mate with the majority of females.
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“Lek” is used to mean 3 things: it refers to the place where males gather to display (also called arenas, ma-ng grounds, courts, or dancing grounds). 4 photo by Tim Laman photo by Tim Laman
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it also refers to the display behavior and/or the tendency of males to congregate and display (e.g. “to lek” or “lekking”) photo by A. Rapping
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it describes the ma+ng system of popula-ons that mate on leks, called lek‐promiscuity, lek‐ polygyny, or lek ma-ng systems. photo by Tim Laman photo by Tim Laman
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Lekking is uncommon, but taxonomically widespread Insects: beetles, flies, bu=erflies, bees and wasps Fish: topminnow, parroOish, chiclids Amphibians: frogs, toads, newts Mammals: antechinus, hammerheaded bat, walrus, deer, several bovids (Topi), dugong Birds: pheasants and grouse, turkey, bustards,
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course BIO 2210 taught by Professor Seeley during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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