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Table 1 Characteristics of morph/sex classes in the white-throated sparrow. Characteristics of morph/sex classes; all data from [2224] except where noted: (1), [7680]; (2), [2628, 81]; (3), [22, 82]. "?" indicates where current knowledge is lacking.

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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)   >