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Birdsong bluster may dupe strange females, but it won't fool partners


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Male birds use their song to dupe females they have just met by pretending they are in excellent physical condition. Just as some men try to cast themselves in a better light when they approach would-be dates, so male birds in poor condition seek to portray that they are fitter than they really are. But males do not even try to deceive their long-term partners, who are able to establish the true condition of the male by their song.

 

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Male birds use their song to dupe females they have just met by pretending they are in excellent physical condition. Just as some men try to cast themselves in a better light when they approach women, so some male birds seek to portray that they are fitter than they really are. But males do not even try to deceive their long-term partners, who are able to establish his true condition by his song.YzQxe2cdSsM

 

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