Factors affecting the rates of food calls given by red-bellied tamarins

  title={Factors affecting the rates of food calls given by red-bellied tamarins},
  author={Nancy G. Caine and Rebecca L. Addington and T. L. Windfelder},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Food calls have been identified in a number of avian and mammalian species. Most investigations of the proximate elicitors of food calls have focused on palatability, quantity or divisibility of the food. Proposed, but mostly untested, functions of food calling have typically centred around the benefits associated with sharing food or attracting conspecifics to the food site. In two experiments involving five groups of captive red-bellied tamarins, Saguinus labiatus, rates of food calling were… CONTINUE READING

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