Can the acoustic adaptation hypothesis predict the structure of Australian birdsong?

@article{Blumstein2005CanTA,
  title={Can the acoustic adaptation hypothesis predict the structure of Australian birdsong?},
  author={Daniel T. Blumstein and A. C. Turner},
  journal={acta ethologica},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={35-44}
}
The acoustic adaptation hypothesis (AAH) predicts that long-distance signals will be structured so as to maximize their transmission fidelity. Previous studies testing the hypothesis on birdsong have provided equivocal support. The best support comes from large-scale comparative studies and those studies where habitat is characterized as “open” versus “densely vegetated.” In the first case, sufficient statistical power is present to detect even small effects on song structure, whereas in the… CONTINUE READING

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