Daiping Wang

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Studies on the pattern of geographic variation in bird vocalizations can facilitate the understanding of the evolutionary history of species and species differentiation. The Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) is a non-passerine widely distributed in Eurasia, and its calls are not acquired through learning. Revealing the geographic pattern of Common Cuckoo(More)
Soft song is a low-amplitude song produced by many birds. Recent studies have confirmed that soft song is an aggressive signal. For example, the Brownish-flanked Bush Warblers Cettia fortipes use soft song in male-male conflicts, particularly prior to attacks. Although stable signaling systems require that signals be honest on average, models predict that(More)
Studies of mate choice typically assume that individuals prefer high quality mates and select them based on condition-dependent indicator traits. In species with bi-parental care, mutual mate choice is expected to result in assortative mating for quality. When assortment is not perfect, the lower quality pair members are expected to compensate by increased(More)
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