Predator-specific alarm calls in Campbell's monkeys, Cercopithecus campbelli

  title={Predator-specific alarm calls in Campbell's monkeys, Cercopithecus campbelli},
  author={Klaus Zuberb{\"u}hler},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • K. Zuberbühler
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Abstract. One of the most prominent behavioural features of many forest primates are the loud calls given by the adult males. Early observational studies repeatedly postulated that these calls function in intragroup spacing or intergroup avoidance. More recent field experiments with Diana monkeys (Cercopithecus diana) of Taï Forest, Ivory Coast, have clearly shown that loud male calls function as predator alarm calls because calls reliably (1) label different predator classes and (2) convey… 

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