Song frequency as a cue for recognition of species and individuals in the field sparrow (Spizella pusilla).

Abstract

Estimate the amount of frequency variation that affected individual and species recognition by song in territorial male field sparrows with field playbacks of neighbors' songs lowered in frequency in 6 increments between 324 and 1296 Hz. Males gave strong responses to neighbors' songs that had been lowered by about 400 Hz, which is about 11% of the mean… (More)

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@article{Nelson1989SongFA, title={Song frequency as a cue for recognition of species and individuals in the field sparrow (Spizella pusilla).}, author={Dorothy A. Nelson}, journal={Journal of comparative psychology}, year={1989}, volume={103 2}, pages={171-6} }