Preliminary Study in whether land management affects dialect formation in Bobolinks

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) Science Article 4


Song dialects occur when individuals share similarity in song phrases at the group level. Most hypotheses regarding formation and maintenance of dialects attempt to explain how females select mates through preferences for local song types (Payne et al. 1981; Baker & Cunningham 1985; Rothstein & Fleischer 1987).

Anastasia M. Yarbrough, Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources

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