California towhee vocal duets are multi-functional signals for multiple receivers

@inproceedings{Benedict2010CaliforniaTV,
  title={California towhee vocal duets are multi-functional signals for multiple receivers},
  author={Lauryn Benedict},
  year={2010}
}
Avian vocal duets provide a model system for studying the evolution and production of complex signals which require input from multiple individuals. Duets serve a variety of communication functions in diverse species. To explore the function of duetting in California towhees (Pipilo crissalis) I collected behavioural data from a marked population, conducted sound playback experiments, and removed males from established pairs to observe the behaviour of new partners. Results indicate that… CONTINUE READING

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