Female finches are picky but pragmatic when choosing a mate

Journal Reference: Wolfgang Forstmeier, Daiping Wang, Katrin Martin, Bart Kempenaers. Fitness costs of female choosiness are low in a socially monogamous songbird. PLOS Biology, 2021; 19 (11): e3001257 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001257 Female mating preferences are thought to drive sexual selection in males, but overly choosy females risk missing out on a mate when competition over preferred … Read more