Juvenile Richardson's ground squirrels, Spermophilus richardsonii, discriminate among individual alarm callers

@article{Hare1998JuvenileRG,
  title={Juvenile Richardson's ground squirrels, Spermophilus richardsonii, discriminate among individual alarm callers},
  author={Hare},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={451-60}
}
  • Hare
  • Published 1998 in Animal behaviour
Richardson's ground squirrels, Spermophilus richardsonii, issue vocal alarm responses to avian and terrestrial predators. Recipients of those calls presumably benefit from enhanced detection and subsequent avoidance of predators. If receivers of alarm calls differentiate among callers, they could use that information to tailor their behavioural response to the perceived level of threat. A neighbour's call may indicate more imminent danger than that of a non-neighbour; with individual… CONTINUE READING