Vocal Dueting and the Pair Bond

I. Coyness and Partner Commitment. A Hypothesis

Authors


Max-Planck-Institut, D-8131 Seewiesen.

Abstract

A possible mechanism is suggested that would link pair-specific dueting to pairbonding as an adaptive strategy. Working out a complex duet is interpreted as a kind of investment, more advantageous than other pre-mating investments and satisfying the partner's coyness.

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