- attracting the opposite sex, as the colors of certain birds.
Origin of epigamic
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A dummy Bell Vireo elicited both agonistic and epigamic behavior from nesting pairs, depending on the phase of the nesting cycle.
A marked similarity will be detected between certain basic elements of aggressive and epigamic displays.
- zoology attractive to the opposite sexepigamic coloration
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