Painted fairy-wrens quite the casanova › News in Science ABC Science

When male orange fairy-wrens are painted red, they are more likely to be successful at mating with females other than their usual partner, a new study has found.Daniel Baldassarre, from Cornell University, and colleagues, report their findings today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.”Females in the population had a very strong reaction to the red males and really preferred them as extra-pair partners,” says Baldassarre, who carried out the research for his PhD.

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