Acoustical and Syntactical Comparisons between Songs of the White-backed Munia (Lonchura striata) and Its Domesticated Strain, the Bengalese Finch (Lonchura striata var. domestica)

@inproceedings{Honda1999AcousticalAS,
  title={Acoustical and Syntactical Comparisons between Songs of the White-backed Munia (Lonchura striata) and Its Domesticated Strain, the Bengalese Finch (Lonchura striata var. domestica)},
  author={E. Honda and K. Okanoya},
  year={1999}
}
  • E. Honda, K. Okanoya
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Abstract The Bengalese finch is a domesticated strain of the white-backed munia. The process of domestication began some 250 years ago in Japan and several modifications in coloration and behavior occurred. We recently found that songs of Bengalese finches are much more complex in their temporal organizations than songs of related species such as zebra finches. We hypothesized that this complexity occurred during domestication. To explore this hypothesis, we compared syntactical and acoustical… CONTINUE READING
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