Antiphonal Singing in Birds as Evidence for Avian Auditory Reaction Time

  title={Antiphonal Singing in Birds as Evidence for Avian Auditory Reaction Time},
  author={W. Thorpe},
Song behaviour and reproductive strategies in a duetting wren, Thryothorus nigricapillus : I. Removal experiments
These experiments demonstrated that individual repertoires and duet precision do not change following a change in mates, refuting the pair bond maintenance hypothesis, and unpaired birds do not lose their territories, failing to support the hypothesis that duets are necessary for territory defence. Expand
Vocalizaciones típicas de aves silvestres en el Valle Sur del Cusco
GENERALIDADES El conocimiento del denominado Valle Sur del Cusco se convierte en una necesidad y se advierte que día a día adquiere mayor interés en vista de que el entorno natural es objeto deExpand
Behavioral mimicry predicts social favor in adolescent rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
Results provide proof of principle in a small sample of monkeys that mimicry is associated with social advantages in a complex, semi-naturalistic setting in primates. Expand
Visual displays enhance vocal duet production and the perception of coordination despite spatial separation of partners
Observations of natural duets suggest that the visual component of duet displays helps compensate for the effects of spatial separation of partners during the production and response to duets. Expand
A duetting perspective on avian song learning
It is suggested that focusing research efforts on duetting species could significantly advance the understanding of vocal learning in birds and further cement the importance of avian species as models for understanding human conversations and the processes of vocallearning more broadly. Expand
Female indris determine the rhythmic structure of the song and sustain a higher cost when the chorus size increases
It is found that the rhythmic structure of indri’s songs depends on factors that are different for males and females, and it is shown that females have significantly higher variation in the rhythm of their contribution to the song and that, changes according to chorus size. Expand
Simultaneously vocalizing Asian barbets adopt different frequencies without coordinating temporal rhythms
Data is presented showing that conspecific individuals of four species of Asian barbets vocalize at distinctly different peak frequencies from each other, such that each species exhibits two peaks in frequency-repetition rate space. Expand
Evidence for High Variability in Temporal Features of the Male Coda in Müller’s Bornean Gibbons (Hylobates muelleri)
Overall, male Müller’s Bornean gibbon coda vocalizations showed greater variability relative to their female counterparts, raising questions about potential differences in the function of the male and female contributions to the duet in Müller's Bornea gibbons and the gibbon taxon as a whole. Expand
Canto em dueto e sistema de acasalamento do João-de-barro (Furnarius rufus)
The Ontogeny of Duets in a Neotropical Bird, the Canebrake Wren
Evidence that vocal interaction rules in humans and songbirds are analogous and thus, the study of duetting rules in songbirds could help to understand the development, function, and mechanics of human conversation rules is provided. Expand


Donders'B- and C-reactions and S-R compatibility.
Imitative Responses and the Rate of Gain of Information
A series of experiments is described on audio-verbal reaction times. In the first experiment the signals were letters or digits recorded on magnetic tape and presented through earphones. In theExpand
Recent studies of simple reaction time.