Sex differences in discrimination of vocal communication signals in a songbird

@article{Vicario2001SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in discrimination of vocal communication signals in a songbird},
  author={David S. Vicario and Nasir Hasnain Naqvi and Jonathan N. Raksin},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2001},
  volume={61},
  pages={805-817}
}
Vocal communication between zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata, involves a variety of calls, as well as song. One of these, the long call, is exchanged between individuals in specific social contexts. Male long calls differ from the simpler unlearned long calls of females in one or more learned acoustic features: short, stable duration, elevated fundamental frequency and presence of fast frequency modulations. When species-specific long-call signals produced by male and female conspecifics were… CONTINUE READING

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