Typical versions of learned swamp sparrow song types are more effective signals than are less typical versions.

Abstract

The learned songs of songbirds often cluster into population-wide types. Here, we test the hypothesis that male and female receivers respond differently to songs depending on how typical of those types they are. We used computational methods to cluster a large sample of swamp sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) songs into types and to estimate the degree to which… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0252

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@article{Lachlan2014TypicalVO, title={Typical versions of learned swamp sparrow song types are more effective signals than are less typical versions.}, author={Robert Lachlan and R C Anderson and Silvia Peters and William A Searcy and Stephen T Nowicki}, journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences}, year={2014}, volume={281 1785}, pages={20140252} }