Mating call recognition in the green treefrog (Hyla cinerea): Importance of two frequency bands as a function of sound pressure level

  title={Mating call recognition in the green treefrog (Hyla cinerea): Importance of two frequency bands as a function of sound pressure level},
  author={Howard C. Gerhardt},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  • H. Gerhardt
  • Published 1 March 1981
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of comparative physiology
Summary1.Four hundred and ninety-nine females ofHyla cinerea made 820 responses in two-choice playback experiments conducted at sound pressure levels (SPL's) between 48 and 85 dB. About one-third of the animals responded at 48 dB, and the percentage increased as a function of SPL.2.Females did not show a preference for a standard synthetic call with two components (0.9 + 3.0 kHz) of equal relative amplitude over a single-component (0.9 kHz) call at 48 dB SPL, but chose the bimodal stimulus at… 

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