Table 1

Characteristics of morph/sex classes in the white-throated sparrow. Characteristics of morph/sex classes; all data from [22-24] except where noted: (1), [76-80]; (2), [26-28,81]; (3), [22,82]. "?" indicates where current knowledge is lacking.

Male comparison

Behavioral traits

Female comparison


White males

>

Tan males

song rate

White females

>

Tan females




>

aggression (1)

>




>

intrusion behavior

?




<

mate-guarding

N/A




N/A

solicitation rate

>




>

pursuit of promiscuity

?




>

risk of extra-pair paternity

<




<

risk of brood parasitism

>




<

parental care (2)

<




<

mate preference (3)

>


Romanov et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10(Suppl 2):S10   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-S2-S10

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