VOCALIZATIONS OF THE MALLARD (ANAS PLATYRHYNCHOS)

@article{Abraham1974VOCALIZATIONSOT,
  title={VOCALIZATIONS OF THE MALLARD (ANAS PLATYRHYNCHOS)},
  author={Richard L. Abraham},
  journal={The Condor},
  year={1974},
  volume={76},
  pages={401}
}
  • R. Abraham
  • Published 24 January 1974
  • Biology
  • The Condor
Qualitative descriptive information on both vocal and visual displays of waterfowl is abundant (e.g., Heinroth 1910, 1911; Lorenz 1953; Weidmann 1956; Johnsgard 1965; McKinney 1965a, 1969, 1970), and quantitative data are available for visual displays of a few species of ducks (e.g., Weidmann 1958; Weidmann and Daily 1971; Simmons and Weidmann 1973; Johnsgard 1960; McKinney 1961, 1965b; Dane et al. 1959; Dane and van der Kloot 1964; Field 1970). But quantitative data on vocal displays of adult… 
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