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Dance Duet Helps Male Bird Get Mate, UW Scientist Observes


February 16, 2009 — David B. McDonald, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming's Department of Zoology and Physiology, discussed the mating rituals of tropical birds at an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Chicago this month.

McDonald's work was publicized worldwide. Find out what the BBC had to say.

"It is the ultimate "gentleman's agreement". Rather than compete for females, male long-tailed manakins co-operate with their friends."

 

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009

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