Habituation and song repertoires in the great tit

@article{Krebs2004HabituationAS,
  title={Habituation and song repertoires in the great tit},
  author={John R. Krebs},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={215-227}
}
This paper is concerned with the idea that the song repertoires of passerine birds are an evolutionary adaptation to reduce habituation in listeners. In an experiment involving 16 territorial males I played either a single song or a repertoire of songs for 15 two-min trials through a single loudspeaker near the edge of the territory. In a second experiment with 10 birds I played the songs through one of two loudspeakers in different parts of the territory, alternating between loudspeakers on… CONTINUE READING
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