Cultural transmission of vocal traditions in cowbirds (Molothrus ater) influences courtship patterns and mate preferences.

@article{Freeberg2001CulturalTO,
  title={Cultural transmission of vocal traditions in cowbirds (Molothrus ater) influences courtship patterns and mate preferences.},
  author={Todd M. Freeberg and Andrew B. King and Meredith J. West},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={201-11}
}
In this study, the authors tested the cultural transmission of vocal traditions in cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Young cowbirds from a South Dakota (SD) population were housed over winter with adults of the SD population or with adults from an Indiana (IN) population. Song differences between the original SD and IN adult models were acquired by South Dakota culture (SDC) and Indiana culture (INC) males, respectively, and were transmitted to a 2nd cultural generation of birds. During playback tests… CONTINUE READING

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