Do yellow-bellied marmots respond to predator vocalizations?

@article{Blumstein2007DoYM,
  title={Do yellow-bellied marmots respond to predator vocalizations?},
  author={Daniel T. Blumstein and Louise A Cooley and Jamie C Winternitz and Janice C. Daniel},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={62},
  pages={457-468}
}
We conducted four experiments to determine whether yellow-bellied marmots, Marmota flaviventris, discriminate among predator vocalizations, and if so, whether the recognition mechanism is learned or experience-independent. First, we broadcast to marmots the social sounds of coyotes, Canis latrans, wolves, Canis lupus, and golden eagles, Aquila chrysaetos, as well as conspecific alarm calls. Coyotes and eagles are extant predators at our study site, while wolves have been absent since the mid… CONTINUE READING

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