Song matching in the great tit Parus major L.

@article{Krebs1981SongMI,
  title={Song matching in the great tit Parus major L.},
  author={John Richard Krebs and R. P. Ashcroft and Karl G. Van Orsdol},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1981},
  volume={29},
  pages={918-923}
}
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