The Process of Song-Learning in the Chaffinch as Studied by Means of the Sound Spectrograph

@article{Thorpe1954ThePO,
  title={The Process of Song-Learning in the Chaffinch as Studied by Means of the Sound Spectrograph},
  author={William Homan Thorpe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1954},
  volume={173},
  pages={465-469}
}
The Process of Song-Learning in the Chaffinch as Studied by Means of the Sound Spectrograph 
Further Studies on the Process of Song Learning in the Chaffinch (Fringilla Coelebs Gengleri)
Further Studies on the Process of Song Learning in the Chaffinch (Fringilla Coelebs Gengleri)
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