Courtship Differences in Male Ring Doves: Avoidance of Cuckoldry?

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Science  25 Jun 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4246, pp. 1353-1354
DOI: 10.1126/science.192.4246.1353


Male ring doves exhibit less courtship and more aggressive behavior toward females that have recently associated with other males than to females that have been isolated. The difference in response may be related to the differing probability of cuckoldry.