Bower-building: coevolution of display traits in response to the costs of female choice?
Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
Blackwell Science Ltd
Volume 2, Issue 6, pages 404–413, November 1999
How to Cite
Humphries and Ruxton (1999), Bower-building: coevolution of display traits in response to the costs of female choice?. Ecology Letters, 2: 404–413. doi: 10.1046/j.1461-0248.1999.00102.x
- Issue published online: 25 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
- coevolution of traits;
- cost reduction;
- display courts;
- sexual conflict;
- sexual selection;
- threat reduction
Bower-building is peculiar to polygynous species in the family Ptilonorhynchidae (Bowerbirds). Here we summarize past and current theories regarding the evolution of bower-building, evaluate the evidence that can be used to differentiate between them and suggest future areas for research.