The effect of signal complexity on localization performance in bats that localize frog calls

  title={The effect of signal complexity on localization performance in bats that localize frog calls},
  author={Rachel A Page and M. J. Ryan},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
The fringe-lipped bat, Trachops cirrhosus, uses frog mating calls to detect and locate its prey. The túngara frog, Physalaemus pustulosus, a preferred prey species of this bat, produces two types of sexual advertisement calls, simple and complex, and both female frogs and predatory bats prefer complex calls to simple ones. Complex calls differ from simple ones in that they contain chucks: short, broadband suffixes with distinct onsets and offsets, acoustic properties that should maximize… CONTINUE READING
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