Bird calls: their potential for behavioral neurobiology.

  title={Bird calls: their potential for behavioral neurobiology.},
  author={Peter Marler},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • Peter Marler
  • Published 2004 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Birdsongs are always part of larger set of sound signals. Every bird uses a repertoire of calls for communication. Calls are shorter and simpler than songs, with a much larger range of functions. Whereas songs are specialized for application in reproduction and territoriality, calls also serve such functions as signaling about food, maintaining social cohesion, contact calls, synchronizing and coordinating flight, and the resolution of aggressive and sexual conflicts. Alarm calls of various… CONTINUE READING

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