Song-type matching between neighbouring song sparrows

  title={Song-type matching between neighbouring song sparrows},
  author={Michael D. Beecher and S. Elizabeth Campbell and John Burt and Christopher E. Hill and J. Cully Nordby},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
In our study population, neighbouring song sparrows typically share two or more of their 6-10 song types. In an earlier experiment, we found that established neighbours typically reply to playback of neighbour-shared song with a different song they share with that neighbour ('repertoire matching'), rather than with the same song ('type matching') or with a nonshared song. In the present experiment, we considered the hypothesis that type matching is a threat or warning signal (Krebs et al. 1981… Expand

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