Well, This Is Not Surprising News

I mean, just look at Hollywood couples

Low-quality females prefer low-quality males, at least in the avian world.

This is according to research published in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B, testing female zebra finches’ taste in males.

As adults, the low-quality females showed a preference for the songs of males of the same quality, and for the male birds themselves.

To show you how out-of-touch these researchers are, get a load of this:

Evolutionary biologists previously thought that females would always opt for the best male available.

A conversation with any High School-aged male would have quickly dissuaded them of that fool notion…

9 Responses to “Well, This Is Not Surprising News”

  1. Skyler says:

    How else do they think that low quality zebra finches keep getting born?

  2. Cullen says:

    How else does one explain the explosive growth in the trailer-park market?

  3. Lisa says:

    A conversation with any High School-aged male — or a look at Lisa’s dating history — would have quickly dissuaded them of that fool notion… /fixed

  4. Dave E. says:

    It’s hard to outkick your coverage, but it’s possible.

  5. ricki says:

    Hrm. Perhaps this is an explanation of why I’m still single – I’m actually looking for a high-quality male. (One that another female didn’t get to first. High quality males are out there but alas, they’re always spoken for already.)

  6. JeffS says:

    For the human species, this research applies only to bird brains.

  7. Rob says:

    Many of the low-quality ones are spoken for, too, Ricki. Sanford, Letterman, Edwards, etc… 🙂

  8. Gary from Jersey says:

    This is good news for hairy, pot-bellied zebra finches at closing time but I can’t see how this helps the rest of us.

  9. Teresa says:

    This explains a number of couples I’ve met over the years.

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