Land or lover? Territorial defence and mutual mate guarding in the crimson-breasted shrike

Abstract

Crimson-breasted shrikes produce duets which are used in interactions with neighbours and intruders. We examined two major hypotheses explaining duetting, the territorial defence and mate guarding hypotheses, using playback experiments. The responses of 12 pairs towards solo male, solo female and stereo duet playback were analysed using principal component… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-013-1651-1

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@article{Heuvel2013LandOL, title={Land or lover? Territorial defence and mutual mate guarding in the crimson-breasted shrike}, author={Irene M. van den Heuvel and Michael I. Cherry and Georg M. Klump}, journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology}, year={2013}, volume={68}, pages={373-381} }