Data from: Pairing context determines condition-dependence of song rate in a monogamous passerine bird

Morgan David, Yannick Auclair, Sasha R. X. Dall & Frank CĂ©zilly
Condition-dependence of male ornaments is thought to provide honest signals on which females can base their sexual choice for genetic quality. Recent studies show that condition-dependence patterns can vary within populations. Although long-term association is thought to promote honest signalling, no study has explored the influence of pairing context on the condition-dependence of male ornaments. In this study, we assessed the influence of natural variation in body condition on song rate in zebra finches (Taeniopygia...

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  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
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  • University of Burgundy
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  • University of Exeter
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