Duet function in the yellow-naped amazon, Amazona auropalliata: evidence from playbacks of duets and solos.

  title={Duet function in the yellow-naped amazon, Amazona auropalliata: evidence from playbacks of duets and solos.},
  author={Christine R. Dahlin and Timothy J F Wright},
  journal={Ethology : formerly Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie},
  volume={118 1},
The question of why animals participate in duets is an intriguing one, as many such displays appear to be more costly to produce than individual signals. Mated pairs of yellow-naped amazons, Amazona auropalliata, give duets on their nesting territories. We investigated the function of those duets with a playback experiment. We tested two hypotheses for the function of those duets: the joint territory defense hypothesis and the mate-guarding hypothesis, by presenting territorial pairs with three… CONTINUE READING
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