Where is my place? Quick chorus structure assembly in the European tree frog

Michal Berec

Abstract


Lek mating systems are characteristic of anurans that use oviposition sites that cannot be easily monopolized by individual males. The dynamics of the chorus structure in leks is not well known. Here, we examine the relationship between the movement activity of individual males during the breeding season and their size. According to our observations, the site fidelity of males is not completely random, with the larger males moving significantly shorter distances than smaller males. However, this difference applies only to the distance between the first and second captures. Whether higher site fidelity contributes to higher mating success needs further investigation. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-19155




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