Interspecific attraction to the mobbing calls of black-capped chickadees (Parus atricapillus)

@article{Hurd1996InterspecificAT,
  title={Interspecific attraction to the mobbing calls of black-capped chickadees (Parus atricapillus)},
  author={Christine R. Hurd},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={38},
  pages={287-292}
}
The species and number of birds attracted to playbacks of mobbing calls and song of the black-capped chickadee, Parus atricapillus, were compared. The chickadee vocalizations were played at abandoned chickadee nests, and the numbers and species of other birds that approached the speaker were tallied. Few non-chickadees were observed in the area when the song was played. That significantly more birds approached the speaker and displayed mobbing behavior during the mobbing call playback suggests… CONTINUE READING
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