Vocal development in vervet monkeys

  title={Vocal development in vervet monkeys},
  author={Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L Cheney},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Observations and playback experiments were used to study the development of grunts and alarm calls among free-ranging vervet monkeys. Results indicate that the production of vocalizations, their use in appropriate circumstances, and the response to the vocalizations of others emerge gradually during an individual's first 4 years. Particularly in the case of grunts, different acoustic components develop at different rates. Immatures respond appropriately to the calls of others before they… CONTINUE READING


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