Roles of the wing whistle in the territorial behaviour of male broad-tailed hummingbirds (Selasphorus platycercus)

@article{Miller1983RolesOT,
  title={Roles of the wing whistle in the territorial behaviour of male broad-tailed hummingbirds (Selasphorus platycercus)},
  author={Sarah Miller and David W. Inouye},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1983},
  volume={31},
  pages={689-700}
}
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