Social mediation of vocal amplitude in a songbird, Taeniopygia guttata

@article{Cynx2004SocialMO,
  title={Social mediation of vocal amplitude in a songbird, Taeniopygia guttata},
  author={Jeffrey Cynx and Christy Gell},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2004},
  volume={67},
  pages={451-455}
}
Bird vocalizations are produced under various social contexts. It could therefore benefit birds, as social contexts change, to alter the amplitude of their signals. We tested this by recording male and female zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata, when they were placed in isolation, in auditory contact, and in visual and auditory contact with each sex. The majority of females increased call amplitude only when in auditory contact with either sex. Most males increased both song and call amplitudes… CONTINUE READING
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