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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Why might a female red-winged blackbird settle on a male’sterritory if it was already occupied by another female?

Summary Introduction

To explain:

The reason for the settlement of a red-winged blackbird female in the territory of a male, which is already occupied by another female.

Introduction:

The male red-winged blackbird is responsible for establishing resource-rich territories. Females choose their mate on the basis of the territory occupied by them. Parental care patterns affect mating systems.

Explanation

Male red-winged blackbirds are polygynous. Mate is chosen by the female on the basis of the territory held by the male and the resources present in it. The preoccupancy of territory by another fema...

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