Song, sexual selection, and a song control nucleus (HVc) in the brains of European sedge warblers.

Abstract

Female sedge warblers select males that have more complex songs as mates. This study tests two predictions concerning HVc, a telencephalic nucleus that is essential for song learning and production: first, that males with more complex songs will have a larger HVc, and second that males who pair successfully will have a larger HVc than unpaired males. Data… (More)

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