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dc.contributor.supervisor Rendall, Drew
dc.contributor.author Kaluthota, Chinthaka D.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-12T16:08:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-12T16:08:09Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4559
dc.description.abstract Elaborated male displays, such as the complex songs of some songbirds, are thought to have evolved via processes of sexual selection addressing two main functions: attracting mates and repelling rivals. House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon) are a good model species because, while not yet systematically studied, the species’ song is noted for being elaborate and complex. The first step in research was to establish basic patterns of male breeding success under natural conditions. The second step was to provide a detailed characterisation of song organisation and diversity and begin to identify dimensions of song performance and complexity likely relevant in female choice of male partners or in male defence of territories against rivals. The final step involved a broad-scale latitudinal study of song patterns across the Americas testing the relevance of these elements of sexual selection on song performance and complexity in House Wrens. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Sexual selection en_US
dc.subject Communication en_US
dc.subject Bird song en_US
dc.subject Song complexity en_US
dc.subject Nesting ecology en_US
dc.subject Song performance en_US
dc.title Sexual selection, breeding behaviour and song communication in house wrens (Troglodytes aedon) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0306 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0329 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0349 en_US
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dc.embargo No en_US


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