Cities Change the Songs of Birds

@article{Slabbekoorn2006CitiesCT,
  title={Cities Change the Songs of Birds},
  author={H. Slabbekoorn and A. D. Boer-Visser},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={2326-2331}
}
Worldwide urbanization and the ongoing rise of urban noise levels form a major threat to living conditions in and around cities. Urban environments typically homogenize animal communities, and this results, for example, in the same few bird species' being found everywhere. Insight into the behavioral strategies of the urban survivors may explain the sensitivity of other species to urban selection pressures. Here, we show that songs that are important to mate attraction and territory defense… Expand
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