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Name: Michelle
Status: student
Age: 19
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
In nature , fighting among males is rare , with males instead preferring to display to one another . Why? Some birds display infidelity (EPC) what benefits do each of the sexes derive from EPC?


Replies:
Evolution has developed a means to select the best males for reproduction using display and non-contact behaviors for selection to prevent mortality in populations that may need to have a specific number of individuals to survive. The species survival may depend upon the survival of the male population or the may need to insure a numeric strength. Of course my answer is too simple for you need to have a great understanding of how speciation works and the detail understanding of ecological concepts to be able to fully understand the implication of your question. The second part of your question needs elaboration for I am not sure of what you are asking.

Steve Sample


Display is a way of resolving disputes, usually over territory, without resorting to the stress and potential injury of fighting. However, fighting is not uncommon, usually, but not always, when between males of the same species ending before serious injury to either.

J. Elliott


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