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Status signaling in dark eyed juncos


Status signaling in dark eyed juncos



Auk 96(1): 94-99



ISSN/ISBN: 0004-8038

Rohwer (1975, 1977) has proposed that members of certain variably-plumaged avian species may be plumage traits to signal potential dominance status to flockmates. Plumage variability may be maintained because cheaters on the system are detected and persecuted. Data reported herein imply that certain external and noticeable traits of dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis) are fairly accurate indicators of sex and age class and indirectly, of dominance status. Convergence on signals associated with high status may be prevented by a social system in which dominants are more likely to direct aggressive behavior toward other dominants than toward subordinates. Under such a system, birds whose other traits would lead to subordinate status would suffer a disadvantage if they wore the plumage of dominants. Accurate projection of potential status, whatever that status may be, should prove selectively advantageous.

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