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Phenotypic divergence of secondary sexual traits among sage grouse, <i>Centrocercus urophasianus</i>, populations

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Jessica R. Young, Jerry W. Hupp, Jack W. Bradbury, and Clait E. Braun, 1994, Phenotypic divergence of secondary sexual traits among sage grouse, <i>Centrocercus urophasianus</i>, populations: Animal Behaviour, v. 37, iss. 6.

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Sage grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, in an isolated montane basin near Gunnison, Colorado differ in several morphological and behavioural traits from conspecifics studied in other areas of the species' range. Both sexes in Gunnison are smaller than sage grouse elsewhere, and males possess differences in feather morphology as well. The mating behaviour of male sage grouse in three populations was examined to determine whether male strut displays of Gunnison sage grouse were behaviourally distinct. Behavioural analyses revealed Gunnison males perform strut displays at a slower rate than males in the two other sage grouse populations sampled. In addition, Gunnison males' strut displays contain unique visual and acoustical aspects. [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1006/anbe.1994.1183
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