Recognition of family-specific calls in stripe-backed wrens.

@article{Price1999RecognitionOF,
  title={Recognition of family-specific calls in stripe-backed wrens.},
  author={Price},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={483-492}
}
  • Price
  • Published 1999 in Animal behaviour
Males of the cooperatively breeding stripe-backed wren Campylorhynchus nuchalis, learn repertoires of stereotyped calls (termed WAY calls) from older male relatives. As a result, these vocalizations are normally specific to patrilineal family groups but are sometimes shared by male relatives in different groups. To determine whether or not this species can recognize the calls of different family groups, I performed playback experiments with individual call types recorded from males of known… CONTINUE READING
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