Degradation and signal ranging in birds: memory matters

@article{Morton1998DegradationAS,
  title={Degradation and signal ranging in birds: memory matters},
  author={Eugene Sillar Morton},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={42},
  pages={135-137}
}
Naguib (1997) claimed that ...Carolina wrens in this experiment, as well as Kentucky warblers (Wiley and Godard 1996), ranged song types which they were unlikely to have heard previously. Recently, Morton and Derrickson (1996) also concluded from their study on dusky antbirds (Cercomacra tyrannina) that ranging does not require familiarity with the song type. In other words, memory is not required for song ranging. Here, I dispute the claims of Naguib (1997) and show that this research, while… CONTINUE READING

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