Beauty is in the (right) eye of the beholder

Photo by Sarah Pryke

Some of the media reports on our recently published paper in Biology Letters, which experimentally demonstrated visual lateralization in mate choice. Gouldian finches appear to only use their right eye in selecting mates; when their right eye is covered (with a patch), birds are no longer able to reliably choose mates.

Right eye required for finding Mrs. Right – Science News

One-eyed wooing – The Guardian

Beauty is in one eye of the beholder for finches – The Royal Society

Songbirds and mate choice, showing that beauty is in the (right) eye of the beholder – Earth Times