Audience effects on food calls in captive brown capuchin monkeys , Cebus apella

@inproceedings{Pollick2005AudienceEO,
  title={Audience effects on food calls in captive brown capuchin monkeys , Cebus apella},
  author={Amy S Pollick and Harold T. Gouzoules and Frans B. M. de Waal},
  year={2005}
}
Brown capuchins give distinct calls upon encountering food. Based on studies on other species that point at divisibility of food and audience as critical variables, we predicted that capuchins would adjust their food calling for both the amount of food and the nature of their audience. We predicted that the foodassociated call serves to attract conspecifics in certain conditions. Twelve female capuchins were tested in two food-quantity conditions (large and small) and four audience conditions… CONTINUE READING
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