Colorful traits in avian females, individual condition, reproductive performance, and male mate preferences: A meta-analytic approach

América Hernández, Margarita Martínez-Gomez, René Beamonte-Barrientos & Bibiana Montoya
Colorful ornaments in females are suggested to have evolved and be maintained by sexual selection. Although several studies have evaluated this idea evidence is still equivocal. Results from empirical studies have been compilated in reviews, but quantitative analyses have seldom been performed. Here, using a meta-analytic approach, we show that evidence from empirical studies conducted in birds, supports the ideas that colorful female ornaments are positively associated with individual condition, reproductive performance, and male-mate preferences....
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