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Unformatted text preview: - mate choice courtship - animals produce signals to communicate w/ potential mates can attack conspecific males (males of same species) to defend nest species-specific signals - only understand within a single species >> reproductive isolation pheromones- chemical signals used as sex attractants level of specificity - relates to the function of the signal mating strategies - females decide >> males fight to be the most visible monogamy - mating w/ 1 exclusively for a time period o for breeding season or life polygamy - mating w/ more than 1 o polyandry - 1 female w/ more than 1 male o polygyny - 1 male w/ more than 1 female promiscuity - no relationships o leaves after reproducing altricial - need prolonged/extensive care precocial - requires little care, males more likely to be polygynous...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10