Tracking silence: adjusting vocal production to avoid acoustic interference

Abstract

Organisms that use vocal signals to communicate often modulate their vocalizations to avoid being masked by other sounds in the environment. Although some environmental noise is continuous, both biotic and abiotic noise can be intermittent, or even periodic. Interference from intermittent noise can be avoided if calls are timed to coincide with periods of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-006-0205-7

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