How vervet monkeys perceive their grunts: Field playback experiments

  title={How vervet monkeys perceive their grunts: Field playback experiments},
  author={Dorothy L Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Free-ranging vervet monkeys grunt to each other in a variety of social situations: when approaching a dominant or subordinate individual, when moving into a new area of their range, or when observing another group. Like other non-human primate vocalizations, these grunts have traditionally been interpreted as a single, highly variable call that reflects the arousal state of the signaller. Field playback experiments suggest, however, that what humans initially perceive as one grunt the monkeys… CONTINUE READING

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