Bibliographie de la série sur le sens esthétique

Achorn, A.M., and Rosenthal, G.G. (2020). It’s Not about Him: Mismeasuring ‘Good Genes’ in Sexual Selection. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35, 206–219.

Aplin, L.M. (2019). Culture and cultural evolution in birds: a review of the evidence. Animal Behaviour 147, 179–187.

Arnold, S.J., and Houck, L.D. (2016). Can the Fisher‐Lande Process Account for Birds of Paradise and Other Sexual Radiations? The American Naturalist 187, 717–735.

Basolo, A.L. (1990). Female Preference Predates the Evolution of the Sword in Swordtail Fish. Science 250, 808–810.

Borgia, G. (1985). Bower quality, number of decorations and mating success of male satin bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus): an experimental analysis. Animal Behaviour 33, 266–271.

Borgia, Gerald. (1986). Sexual Selection in Bowerbirds. Scientific American. 254. 70-79. 10.1038/scientificamerican0686-92.

Borgia, G., and Gore, M.A. (1986). Feather stealing in the satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus): male competition and the quality of display. Animal Behaviour 34, 727–738.

Borgia, G., and Keagy, J. (2006). An inverse relationship between decoration and food colour preferences in satin bowerbirds does not support the sensory drive hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 72, 1125–1133.

Bravery, B.D., and Goldizen, A.W. (2007). Male satin bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) compensate for sexual signal loss by enhancing multiple display features. Naturwissenschaften 94, 473–476.

Burley, N.T., and Symanski, Richard. (1998). “A Taste for the Beautiful”: Latent Aesthetic Mate Preferences for White Crests in Two Species of Australian Grassfinches. The American Naturalist 152, 792–802.

Chisholm, A.H. (2008). THE USE BY BIRDS OF “TOOLS” OR “INSTRUMENTS.” Ibis 96, 380–383.

Coleman, S.W., Patricelli, G.L., and Borgia, G. (2004). Variable female preferences drive complex male displays. Nature 428, 742–745.

Cummings, M.E., and Endler, J.A. (2018). 25 Years of sensory drive: the evidence and its watery bias. Current Zoology 64, 471–484.

D. Bravery, B., A. Nicholls, J., and W. Goldizen, A. (2006). Patterns of painting in satin bowerbirds Ptilonorhynchus violaceus and males’ responses to changes in their paint. Journal of Avian Biology 37, 77–83.

Diamond, J. (1986). Animal art: Variation in bower decorating style among male bowerbirds Amblyornis inornatus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 83, 3042–3046.

Diamond, J. (1988). Experimental Study of Bower Decoration by the Bowerbird Amblyornis inornatus, Using Colored Poker Chips. The American Naturalist 131, 631–653.

Diamond, J. (2010). Bower Building and Decoration by the Bowerbird Amblyornis inornatus. Ethology 74, 177–204.

Diamond, J.M. (1982). Evolution of bowerbirds’ bowers: animal origins of the aesthetic sense. Nature 297, 99–102.

Doerr, N.R. (2009). Do male Great Bowerbirds ( Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis ) minimise the costs of acquiring bower decorations by reusing decorations acquired in previous breeding seasons? Emu – Austral Ornithology 109, 237–243.

Doerr, N.R. (2010). Does decoration theft lead to an honest relationship between male quality and signal size in great bowerbirds? Animal Behaviour 79, 747–755.

Doerr, N.R., and Endler, J.A. (2015). Illusions vary because of the types of decorations at bowers, not male skill at arranging them, in great bowerbirds. Animal Behaviour 99, 73–82.

Endler, J.A., and Day, L.B. (2006). Ornament colour selection, visual contrast and the shape of colour preference functions in great bowerbirds, Chlamydera nuchalis. Animal Behaviour 72, 1405–1416.


Endler, J.A., Endler, L.C., and Doerr, N.R. (2010). Great Bowerbirds Create Theaters with Forced Perspective When Seen by Their Audience. Current Biology 20, 1679–1684.

Endler, J.A., Gaburro, J., and Kelley, L.A. (2014a). Visual effects in great bowerbird sexual displays and their implications for signal design. Proc. R. Soc. B. 281, 20140235.

Endler, J.A., Gaburro, J., and Kelley, L.A. (2014b). Visual effects in great bowerbird sexual displays and their implications for signal design. Proc. R. Soc. B. 281, 20140235.

Hicks, R.E., Larned, A., and Borgia, G. (2013). Bower paint removal leads to reduced female visits, suggesting bower paint functions as a chemical signal. Animal Behaviour 85, 1209–1215.

Jabr, F. How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution. The New York Times 21.


Keagy, J., Savard, J.-F., and Borgia, G. (2009). Male satin bowerbird problem-solving ability predicts mating success. Animal Behaviour 78, 809–817.

Keagy, J., Hosler, L.C., and Borgia, G. (2016). Female active sampling of male paint on bowers predicts female uncertainty in mate choice. Animal Behaviour 116, 131–137.

Kelley, L.A. Vocal mimicry in the spotted bowerbird. 157.

Kelley, L.A., and Endler, J.A. (2012). Male great bowerbirds create forced perspective illusions with consistently different individual quality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 20980–20985.

Kelley, Laura & Endler, John. (2017). How do great bowerbirds construct perspective illusions?. Royal Society Open Science. 4. 160661. 10.1098/rsos.160661.

Lea, A.M., and Ryan, M.J. (2015). Irrationality in mate choice revealed by tungara frogs. Science 349, 964–966.

Loffredo, C.A., and Borgia, G. (1986). Male Courtship Vocalizations as Cues for Mate Choice in the Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus). The Auk 103, 189–195.

Madden, J.R. (2002). Bower decorations attract females but provoke other male spotted bowerbirds: bower owners resolve this trade-off. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 269, 1347–1351.

Madden, J.R. (2006). Interpopulation differences exhibited by Spotted Bowerbirds Chlamydera maculata across a suite of male traits and female preferences: Interpopulation differences among Spotted Bowerbirds. Ibis 148, 425–435.

Madden, J.R. (2007). Do bowerbirds exhibit cultures? Anim Cogn 11, 1–12.

Madden, J.R., and Tanner, K. (2003). Preferences for coloured bower decorations can be explained in a nonsexual context. Animal Behaviour 65, 1077–1083.

Madden, J.R., Lowe, T.J., Fuller, H.V., Dasmahapatra, K.K., and Coe, R.L. (2004). Local traditions of bower decoration by spotted bowerbirds in a single population. Animal Behaviour 68, 759–765.

Martinelli, D. (2017). Zoosemiotics, Typologies of Signs and Continuity Between Humans and Other Animals. In Biocommunication, (WORLD SCIENTIFIC (EUROPE)), pp. 63–85.

Martinossi-Allibert, I., Rueffler, C., Arnqvist, G., and Berger, D. (2019). The efficacy of good genes sexual selection under environmental change. Proc. R. Soc. B. 286, 20182313.

Mead, L.S., and Arnold, S.J. (2004). Quantitative genetic models of sexual selection. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 19, 264–271.

Møller, A.P., and Alatalo, R.V. (1999). Good-genes effects in sexual selection. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 266, 85–91.

Morrison-Scott, T.C.S. (2010). Experiments on colour-vision in the satin bower-Bird (Ptilono-rhynchus violaceus), with other observations. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London A107, 41–49.

Patricelli, G.L., Uy, J.A.C., and Borgia, G. (2004). Female signals enhance the efficiency of mate assessment in satin bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus). Behavioral Ecology 15, 297–304.

Patricelli, G.L., Coleman, S.W., and Borgia, G. (2006). Male satin bowerbirds, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, adjust their display intensity in response to female startling: an experiment with robotic females. Animal Behaviour 71, 49–59.

Patricelli, G.L., Hebets, E.A., and Mendelson, T.C. (2019). Book review of Prum, R. O. 2018. The evolution of beauty: How Darwin’s forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world-and us (2017), Doubleday, 428 pages, ISBN: 9780385537216: BOOK REVIEW. Evolution 73, 115–124.

Prokop, Z.M., Michalczyk, Ł., Drobniak, S.M., Herdegen, M., and Radwan, J. (2012a). META-ANALYSIS SUGGESTS CHOOSY FEMALES GET SEXY SONS MORE THAN “GOOD GENES”: META-ANALYSIS OF FEMALE CHOICE BENEFITS. Evolution 66, 2665–2673.

Prokop, Z.M., Michalczyk, Ł., Drobniak, S.M., Herdegen, M., and Radwan, J. (2012b). META-ANALYSIS SUGGESTS CHOOSY FEMALES GET SEXY SONS MORE THAN “GOOD GENES”: META-ANALYSIS OF FEMALE CHOICE BENEFITS. Evolution 66, 2665–2673.

Robson, T.E., Goldizen, A.W., and Green, D.J. (2005). The multiple signals assessed by female satin bowerbirds: could they be used to narrow down females’ choices of mates? Biol. Lett. 1, 264–267.

Rogers, Lesley & Kaplan, Gisela. (2007). Elephants that paint, birds that make music: Do animals have an aesthetic sense?.

Rosenthal, G.G. (2017). Mate choice: the evolution of sexual decision making from microbes to humans (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press).

Rosenthal, G.G. (2018). Evaluation and hedonic value in mate choice. Current Zoology 64, 485–492.

Rosenthal, G.G., and Evans, C.S. (1998). Female preference for swords in Xiphophorus helleri reflects a bias for large apparent size. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 95, 4431–4436.

Rosenthal, G.G., Schumer, M., and Andolfatto, P. (2018). How the manakin got its crown: A novel trait that is unlikely to cause speciation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115, E4144–E4145.

Ryan, Michael & Fox, James & Wilczynski, Walter & Rand, A.. (1990). Sexual selection for sensory exploitation in the frog Physalaemus pustulosus. Nature. 343. 66-7. 10.1038/343066a0.

Ryan, M.J., and Rand, A.S. (1990). The Sensory Basis of Sexual Selection for Complex Calls in the Tungara Frog, Physalaemus pustulosus (Sexual Selection for Sensory Exploitation). Evolution 44, 305.

Ryan, M.J., Akre, K.L., Baugh, A.T., Bernal, X.E., Lea, A.M., Leslie, C., Still, M.B., Wylie, D.C., and Rand, A.S. (2019). Nineteen Years of Consistently Positive and Strong Female Mate Preferences despite Individual Variation. The American Naturalist 194, 125–134.

Skov, M. (2020). Animal Preferences: Implications of Sexual Selection Research for Empirical Aesthetics (PsyArXiv).

Skov, M., and Nadal, M. (2021). The nature of beauty: behavior, cognition, and neurobiology. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1488, 44–55.

Spiridonov, A. (2018). Prum’s Aesthetic Theory of Evolution: Beauty Happens and it can Change a Great Many Things: Review of: Richard O. Prum. The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us. Anchor Books, New York. 448 p. Biosemiotics 11, 455–462.

Stange, N., Page, R.A., Ryan, M.J., and Taylor, R.C. (2017). Interactions between complex multisensory signal components result in unexpected mate choice responses. Animal Behaviour 134, 239–247.

Tatarakis, M., Watts, I., Beg, F.N., Clark, E.L., Dangor, A.E., Gopal, A., Haines, M.G., Norreys, P.A., Wagner, U., Wei, M.-S., et al. (2002). Measuring huge magnetic fields. Nature 415, 280–280.

Westphal-Fitch, G., and Fitch, W.T. (2018). Bioaesthetics: The evolution of aesthetic cognition in humans and other animals. In Progress in Brain Research, (Elsevier), pp. 3–24.

Wojcieszek, J.M., Nicholls, J.A., Marshall, N.J., and Goldizen, A.W. (2006). Theft of bower decorations among male Satin Bowerbirds ( Ptilonorhynchus violaceus ): why are some decorations more popular than others? Emu – Austral Ornithology 106, 175–180.

Wojcieszek, J.M., Nicholls, J.A., and Goldizen, A.W. (2007). Stealing behavior and the maintenance of a visual display in the satin bowerbird. Behavioral Ecology 18, 689–695.

Wong, B.B.M., and Rosenthal, G.G. (2006). Female Disdain for Swords in a Swordtail Fish. The American Naturalist 167, 136–140.