The response of female Mountain White-crowned Sparrows to songs from their natal dialect and an alien dialect

@article{Baker2004TheRO,
  title={The response of female Mountain White-crowned Sparrows to songs from their natal dialect and an alien dialect},
  author={Myron Charles Baker and Kimberly J. Spitler-Nabors and Dana C. Bradley},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={175-179}
}
Female Mountain White-crowned Sparrows from Colorado were tested in a laboratory playback experiment to determine their response to male songs from their own natal dialect and to those from an alien dialect of the same subspecies, Zonotrichia leucophrys oriantha (Fig. 1). Observations were made on locomotor activity and copulation postures produced during each experimental test session. The subjects gave copulation displays almost exclusively when hearing their natal dialect and new or no… CONTINUE READING

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