Mimetic song in superb lyrebirds: species mimicked and mimetic accuracy in different populations and age classes

@article{Zann2008MimeticSI,
  title={Mimetic song in superb lyrebirds: species mimicked and mimetic accuracy in different populations and age classes},
  author={R. Zann and Emily Dunstan},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2008},
  volume={76},
  pages={1043-1054}
}
  • R. Zann, Emily Dunstan
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Mimetic songs of superb lyrebirds, Menura novaehollandiae, were investigated to evaluate the effects of population and age class on model selection and mimetic accuracy. Two geographically isolated populations with similar habitat and sympatric avian species mimicked the same vocalizations from almost identical species of avian models and failed to mimic the same suite of potential models. Mimetic song had a similar structure at the two sites: diversity of song items and performance rate were… CONTINUE READING
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