The role of unshared songs in singing interactions between neighbouring song sparrows

@article{Beecher2005TheRO,
  title={The role of unshared songs in singing interactions between neighbouring song sparrows},
  author={Michael D. Beecher and S. Elizabeth Campbell},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2005},
  volume={70},
  pages={1297-1304}
}
In this paper we focus on the potential advantage song repertoires may provide in singing interactions between two birds. We have previously shown that neighbouring song sparrows, Melospiza melodia, in our population countersing with shared songs: a bird escalates an interaction by replying with the same song type his neighbour just sang (‘type matching’), or sends a directed but less threatening signal by replying with a different but still shared song (‘repertoire matching’). In the present… CONTINUE READING

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