Comparing responses of four ungulate species to playbacks of baboon alarm calls

  title={Comparing responses of four ungulate species to playbacks of baboon alarm calls},
  author={Dawn M. Kitchen and Thore J. Bergman and Dorothy L. Cheney and James R. Nicholson and Robert M. Seyfarth},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
A growing body of evidence suggests that a wide range of animals can recognize and respond appropriately to calls produced by other species. Social learning has been implicated as a possible mechanism by which heterospecific call recognition might develop. To examine whether familiarity and/or shared vulnerability with the calling species might influence the ability of sympatric species to distinguish heterospecific alarm calls, we tested whether four ungulate species (impala: Aepyceros… 
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