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Unformatted text preview: Nov. 14, 2011 III. Research on Australian Fairy-wrens A. Plumage signals and male polymorphism B. Effects of testosterone and condition on male plumage acquisition 1. Correlational evidence 2. Experimental evidence C. Bill color a secondary signal? 1. Correlational evidence 2. Experimental evidence Readings Required Reading: Searcy, W.A. and S. Nowicki (2008) Bird Song and the Problem of Honest Communication, in Exploring Animal Behavior (a.k.a., EAB ) by Sherman and Alcock. Winston, M. L. and K. N. Slessor (1992) The Essence of Royalty: Honey Bee Queen Pheromone, in Exploring Animal Behavior (a.k.a., EAB ) by Sherman and Alcock. Optional Reading (on fairy-wren research): Webster, M. S., J. Karubian and H. Schwabl. 2010. Dealing with uncertainty: Flexible reproductive strategies by a tropical passerine bird in an unstable environment. Advances in the Study of Behavior 42: 123-153....
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