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Auk Editor Pick - Male Birds Adjust Courtship Behavior Based on Social Context


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Male birds that have already paired up with a female aren’t above looking for a little action on the side. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances explores how male juncos adjust their courtship behavior to their social landscape, finding that while both paired and unpaired males will try to get the attention of a new female on their turf, they go about it in different ways. Read the press release at https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2017/05/17/male-birds-adjust-courtship-behavior-based-on-social-context/.

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