ON THE FUNCTIONAL-SIGNIFICANCE OF LONG CALL COMPONENTS IN THE LITTLE GULL

@article{Veen1984ONTF,
  title={ON THE FUNCTIONAL-SIGNIFICANCE OF LONG CALL COMPONENTS IN THE LITTLE GULL},
  author={J. Veen},
  journal={Netherlands Journal of Zoology},
  year={1984},
  volume={35},
  pages={63-86}
}
  • J. Veen
  • Published 1984
  • Biology
  • Netherlands Journal of Zoology
At the beginning of encounters between conspecifics, Little Gulls Larus m. minutus L. perform a highly conspicuous display called Oblique-Vertical-Long Call. The same display is performed, irrespective of whether the individuals participating are potential mates, opponents, males or parents with young. However, there is considerable variation in the reactions elicited under different circumstances. This raises the question what kind of information is encoded by this display. Emphasis is laid on… Expand