Characteristics of Some Animal Calls

  title={Characteristics of Some Animal Calls},
  author={P. Marler},
Discriminating between similar alarm calls of contrasting function
It is speculated that the similarity of fairy-wren alarm calls could enhance detectability of both signals, while multiple subtle acoustic differences reduce a trade-off with discriminability. Expand
Alarm calls and information use in the New Holland honeyeater
From flapping to fear: the production and function of the nonvocal acoustic alarm of the crested pigeon, Ocyphaps lophotes
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Anti-predator behaviour of black-fronted titi monkeys (Callicebus nigrifrons)
The main goal of this chapter was to present a first summary description of the main calls of black-fronted titi monkeys during encounters with live and with stuffed predator species. Expand
The versatility of graded acoustic measures in classification of predation threats by the tufted titmouse Baeolophus bicolor: exploring a mixed framework for threat communication
Many mammal and bird species respond to predator encounters with alarm vocalizations that generate risk-appropriate responses in listeners. Two conceptual frameworks are typically applied to theExpand
Alarm calls in action – does it pay off to help ?
Traditionally alarm call behavior has been considered costly for the caller because launching an alarm has been thought to attract a predator's attention. This has induced discussion consideringExpand
A mutual understanding? Interspecific responses by birds to each other's aerial alarm calls
The results demonstrate, after at least 50 years of interest in the subject, that there can be mutual responses to aerial alarm calls between species. Expand
Communicating about danger: urgency alarm calling in a bird
This study isolated the effect of predator distance on alarm call design, and showed that individuals respond appropriately to calls in the absence of any other cues, the most explicit demonstration that avian flee alarm calls can convey urgency. Expand
Variable specificity in the anti-predator vocalizations and behaviour of the white-faced capuchin, Cebus capucinus
Detailed analyses of the vocalizations and behavioural responses elicited in white-faced capuchins by predators and other disturbances point to two call variants that differ modestly in their acoustic structure and that are accompanied by functionally distinct behavioural responses. Expand


A Physiological Analysis of Cicada Song
1. The neuromuscular mechanism of sound-production in cicadas has been elucidated by a detailed anatomical and physiological study of Platypleura capitata (Oliv.) and by the analysis of magnetic tapeExpand
The Spectrographic Analysis of Sound Signals of the Domestic Fowl
A spectrographic analysis was made of the following sound signals of the domestic fowl: (a) sounds made by chicks, including distress calls, pleasure notes and fear trills; (b) sounds made by broodyExpand
songs of insects
1. The difficulties attending precise definition of auditory organs are discussed and a sketch of the early work on insect hearing is given.
“The Handbook of British Birds”
As many ornithologists are already aware, a new edition of “A Practical Handbook of British Birds” has been for some time in preparation. We should be very grateful to any of your readers who wouldExpand