Song learning in the zebra finch (<ce:italic>taeniopygia guttata</ce:italic>): Selectivity in the choice of a tutor and accuracy of song copies

@article{Bhner1983SongLI,
  title={Song learning in the zebra finch (<ce:italic>taeniopygia guttata</ce:italic>): Selectivity in the choice of a tutor and accuracy of song copies},
  author={J{\"o}rg B{\"o}hner},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1983},
  volume={31},
  pages={231-237}
}
The aim of the study was to look for possible selectivity of song learning in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Young males were provided with the opportunity to listen to two song tutors: their father and another male. Males raised under these conditions developed a song which was very similar to the song of their father. Within limits, such selectivity in the choice of a ,.song tutor proved to be independent of the relative frequency of song output by the father or the neighbour… CONTINUE READING
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