Sexual dismorphism and sexual selection

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Sexual Dimorphism and Sexual Selection

The concept of sexual dimorphism, as a derive aspect from sexual selection, is a quite weird complexity of nature. It can be consider as one justification ofnatural selection, which is in charge of passing on the best genes from generation to generation. However, sometimes the best traits don’t seem very appropriate. For example, from common knowledge itis understandable to associate beauty with female species, yet in the natural world roles are played in the circumstances of evolution. Bird males that show a splendid display of colorful plumage arejudiciously chosen from prospect sexual mates, yet this flamboyant characteristic works against males’ own survival; their lively plumage is a perfect call for predators. Certainly, Mother Natureworks in mysterious ways.

The Peacock is one of the most common examples of sexual dimorphism. While the female’s plumage is opaque, the males’ plumage is a combination of the brightest colors andiconic spots. Although, I am not sure if Darwin based its conclusions from the Peacock, the difference between the sexes of this specie is undeniable. Nonetheless, the adaptation of male and femalepeacocks showcase is wisely put in use. First, the Peacock plumage is not necessarily displayed just for mating, Peacocks also use this phenotype to confront male contenders. However, this was not alwaysthe case, females also displayed a vivid plumage, but elimination of these types of peahen by predators because of their plumage filter their plumage color from bright to obscure. Nonetheless, the dullplumage of the females is an advantage while they take care of their eggs.

The Blue Bird of Paradise is another bird example for sexual dimorphism. The males, of this rare specie, exhibit abeautiful gallant blue plumage while the females are sometimes mistaken as birds from other species. Just as the females in the Peacock community, the blue bird of paradise female species benefit of...
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