Kristopher Jones

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Display behavior of the great snipe (Gallinago media): correlation to mating success, female visitation and potentially influential factors.

Kristopher Jones
Data was collected on male display behavior for the lekking great snipe (Gallinago media) between the years of 1997 and 2000. Analyses found that there was no correlation between display frequency and mating success, or between display frequency and female visitation frequency. Additionally, there was no relationship between male display frequency and female presence. Therefore, it seems that male display behavior of the great snipe did not evolve for attracting members of the opposite sex. Rather, it most likely evolved for male-male interactions. A slight significant difference was discovered in male display frequency when comparing those observations with and without flashlight use.

Undergraduate thesis in Biology 10 points

Uppsala university

Biology Education Centre

Department of Population Biology

Supervisors: Jacob Höglund and Stein-Are Saether

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