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Female Birds--Acting Just Like the Guys--Become Sexual Show-offs in Cooperative Breeding Species


December 9, 2009

a Starling Female birds in species that breed in groups can find themselves under pressure to sexually show off and evolve the same kinds of embellishments--like fanciful tail feathers or chest-puffing courtship dances--as males, according to new research in the latest issue of Nature. Full Story

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