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peacockRoz Dakin (Ph.D Biology) and Bob Montgomerie' paper highlighted  in an upcoming issue of Animal Behaviour.

Roz Dakin (Ph.D Biology) and Bob Montgomerie have a paper highlighted by the editors in an upcoming issue of Animal Behaviour where they address a recent controversy about the role of the peacock's extravagant train ornament in mate choice. In "Peahens prefer peacocks displaying more eyespots, but rarely", Roz and Bob show that evidence from several previous studies is consistent with females having a threshold preference for the number of eyespots displayed by males.

More on the study at Nature News.

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