Hausberger, M. & Black, J. M. 1990: Do females turn males on and off in barnacle goose social display? Ethology 84, 232–238.
Do Females Turn Males on and off in Barnacle Goose Social Display?
Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
1990 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Volume 84, Issue 3, pages 232–238, January-December 1990
How to Cite
Hausberger, M. and Black, J. M. (1990), Do Females Turn Males on and off in Barnacle Goose Social Display?. Ethology, 84: 232–238. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.1990.tb00799.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2010
- Received: October 27, 1989 Accepted: December 20, 1989
Male barnacle goose Branta leucopsis display duration is longest when females respond with loud repetitious calls, intermediate when females follow silently and shortest when females call softly. We argue that these encouraging and discouraging vocalizations and the associated posturing is an influential behaviour used during the mate choice, pair maintenance and aggressive interaction processes.