Perception of warble song in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus): evidence for special processing

Abstract

The long, rambling warble song of male budgerigars is composed of a large number of acoustically complex elements uttered in streams lasting minutes a time and accompanied by various courtship behaviors. Warble song has no obvious sequential structure or patterned repetition of elements, raising questions as to which aspects of it are perceptually salient… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10071-012-0539-1

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