Re: Tail Feathers

To: "Susan Myers" <>, "James Davis" <>, "ozbird" <>
Subject: Re: Tail Feathers
From: "Stuart.Fairbairn" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 16:08:39 +1000
In May '96 at the RAOU Scientific Day a talk was given by Andrew Cockburn
on the Mate choice of Superb Fairy Wrens. In the Canberra Botanic Gardens
one male was responsible for fathering all the offspring of the year! His
success was attributed to the fact that he came into full breeding plumage
in late autumn/early winter whereas all the others did so in August. The
girls had noted his gleaming colour compared to their dowdy mates. It pays
to wear your best gear when the girls are about.

Stuart Fairbairn, Sydney


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