Song repertoire size in male song sparrows correlates with detour reaching, but not with other cognitive measures

@article{Boogert2011SongRS,
  title={Song repertoire size in male song sparrows correlates with detour reaching, but not with other cognitive measures},
  author={N. Boogert and Rindy C. Anderson and S. Peters and W. Searcy and S. Nowicki},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2011},
  volume={81},
  pages={1209-1216}
}
Song learning is a cognitive task in which juvenile birds acquire, store and use information about adult song to shape their own song production. Comparative studies show that across bird species, performance on different cognitive tasks is usually positively correlated. If the same holds true within species, then the complexity of a male’s learned song ought to be correlated with other cognitive abilities. To test this hypothesis, we measured correlations between song repertoire size and… Expand

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