Birds orient their heads appropriately in response to functionally referential alarm calls of heterospecifics

@article{Pell2018BirdsOT,
  title={Birds orient their heads appropriately in response to functionally referential alarm calls of heterospecifics},
  author={Francesca Pell and Dominique A. Potvin and Chaminda P Ratnayake and Esteban Fern{\'a}ndez-Juricic and Robert D. Magrath and Andrew N. Radford},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2018},
  volume={140},
  pages={109-118}
}

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