Throughout the animal kingdom brilliant colours or elaborate behavioural displays serve as 'advertisements' for attracting mates. But, what do the ads promise, and is there truth in advertising? Researchers at Yale theorise that when males must provide care for the survival of their offspring, the males' signals will consistently be honest - and they may devote more of their energy to caring for their offspring than to being attractive...
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