Behavior of crested auklets (Aethia cristatella, Charadriiformes, Alcidae) in the breeding season: Visual and acoustic displays

@article{Zubakin2010BehaviorOC,
  title={Behavior of crested auklets (Aethia cristatella, Charadriiformes, Alcidae) in the breeding season: Visual and acoustic displays},
  author={Victor A. Zubakin and Ilya A. Volodin and Anna V. Klenova and Elena V. Zubakina and Elena V. Volodina and Ekaterina N. Lapshina},
  journal={Biology Bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={823-835}
}
The crested auklet, a highly social planktivorous bird species of the Northern Pacific, is an important component of marine ecosystems. Although visual and acoustic modalities play a major role in the communication of these birds, the available data on the repertoire of their vocal signals and postures are scarce and lack quantitative analysis. This study deals with visual and acoustic displays of crested auklets on their breeding grounds and the occurrence frequencies of certain forms of… 
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