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Old 01-18-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Female Birds -- Acting Just Like the Guys -- Become Sexual Show-Offs in Cooperative Breeding Species

Female Birds -- Acting Just Like the Guys -- Become Sexual Show-Offs in Cooperative Breeding Species
ScienceDaily
Jan. 5, 2010

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091209134638.htm
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"We've known it happens with females in some specialized cases, but it's probably more widespread than we ever realized before," said Irby Lovette, the Fuller Director of Evolutionary Biology at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and co-author of the Nature study published with Dustin Rubenstein, Cornell Ph.D. '06, of Columbia University.

The researchers found compelling evidence for why sexual selection sometimes acts with equal strength on both females and males....
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