Complex Song Development and Stress Hormone Levels in the Bengalese Finch

@article{Suzuki2014ComplexSD,
  title={Complex Song Development and Stress Hormone Levels in the Bengalese Finch},
  author={Kenta Suzuki and Eiji Matsunaga and Hiroko Yamada and Tetsuya Kobayashi and Kazuo Okanoya},
  journal={Avian Biology Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={10 - 17}
}
Models of birdsong are useful in the study of developmental and evolutional mechanisms of vocal learning behaviour. Knowledge of these mechanisms is important for understanding the evolutionary adaptation strategies of organisms. The Bengalese finch sings a complex song believed to have evolved by domestication because the song of its wild ancestor, the white-backed munia, was very simple. There is evidence that the song complexity is used as an indicator of male quality during mate selection… Expand

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