Post-copulatory display in fulvous and black-bellied tree ducks

The Auk
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Abstract

The courtship display of tree ducks has been characterized as simple, resembling that of the swan (Delacour, 'Waterfowl of the World', vol. 1, p. 32, London, 1954). However F. Finn ('Bird Behaviour', p. 262, London, 1919) called attention briefly to the fact that "there is frequently a marked display after, but not before, pairing, both parties executing a step-dance in the water with one wing held aloft." So far as we know, this curious display has not been described in detail nor pictured.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Post-copulatory display in fulvous and black-bellied tree ducks
Series title The Auk
DOI 10.2307/4082073
Volume 75
Issue 1
Year Published 1958
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 1 p.
First page 96
Last page 96