'Bower Bird Blues' Questions

We have looked at how predators affected the guppy populations studied by Reznick. We have seen how climate and seed abundance affected the medium ground finch populations. After watching 'Bower Bird Blues' write separate paragraphs in your journal for each of these questions. In the paragraphs explain and defend your answers.

  1. What characteristics might a female bower bird consider to be desirable in a mate ?
  2. What about the bower would indicate to the female that a particular male would be a good mate ?
  3. How would female mate selection cause a population's allele distribution to shift ?