Cultural niche construction of repertoire size and learning strategies in songbirds

Abstract

Birdsong is a complex cultural and biological system, and the selective forces driving evolutionary changes in aspects of song learning vary considerably among species. The extent to which repertoire size, the number of syllables or song types sung by a bird, is subject to sexual selection is unknown, and studies to date have provided inconsistent evidence… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10682-015-9796-1

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