Auditory stimulation of reproductive function in male Rufous-winged Sparrows, Aimophila carpalis.

@article{Small2008AuditorySO,
  title={Auditory stimulation of reproductive function in male Rufous-winged Sparrows, Aimophila carpalis.},
  author={Thomas W. Small and Peter J. Sharp and George E. Bentley and Robert Peter Millar and Kazuyoshi Tsutsui and C. Strand and Pierre Deviche},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={28-39}
}
Prolonged exposure to conspecific song stimulates gonadal function and reproductive hormone secretion in female birds but few studies have investigated the physiological effects of conspecific song exposure on males outside of short-term, aggressive interactions. We exposed male Rufous-winged Sparrows, Aimophila carpalis, either to conspecific song (CS Song), to heterospecific song (Black-throated Sparrow, Amphispiza bilineata; HS Song), or to no recorded song (No Song) for 59 consecutive days… CONTINUE READING

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