RE: Tail Feathers and sexual selection

To: "'Stephen Greenfield & Kit Hansen'" <>, "Mark E. Mulhollam" <>
Subject: RE: Tail Feathers and sexual selection
From: "Maurovic, Mauro (SAHC)" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 09:03:51 +0930
Hi all,
The comments by Stephen, Kit and Mark also remind me of the same eye
movements that a rainbow lorikeet, that I rescued, used to display when
he/she?? got very excited. He/she also used to arch the back upwards at the
same time as well as bobbing up and down, but the rapid size changes of the
pupil we remarkable.

        " but I was made aware of the display function of eyes when
        watching my brother's Orange-winged Amazon.  It periodically dances
        time I saw it, its favorite song was Paul Simon's "Will you be my
        bodyguard") and, along with bobbing and fanning its tail, it does
the most
        startling thing with its eyes: suddenly snapping the pupils from the
        to the tightest "aperture", which displays the red and yellow iris.
        be a modification of some normal display behavior..."

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