Mate, neighbour and stranger songs:a female song sparrow perspective

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Science Article 10


We investigated discrimination by female song sparrows, Melospiza melodia, between different categoriesof male song using the copulation solicitation display as a preference assay. Females respondedmost strongly to songs recorded from their mates, less strongly to songs of neighbouring males

A. L. O’LOGHLEN & M. D. BEECHER, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 1999, 58, 13-20, 1999

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