When to be a dear enemy: flexible acoustic relationships of neighbouring skylarks, Alauda arvensis

  title={When to be a dear enemy: flexible acoustic relationships of neighbouring skylarks, Alauda arvensis},
  author={E. Briefer and F. Rybak and T. Aubin},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • E. Briefer, F. Rybak, T. Aubin
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Numerous territorial species are less aggressive towards neighbours than strangers. This tolerance towards neighbouring conspecifics, termed the ‘dear enemy’ effect, seems to be a flexible feature of the relationship between neighbours, and has been shown to disappear in some species after experimental or natural modifications of the context. However, the maintenance over time of this singular relationship has been poorly studied. In this study, we followed the change of dear enemy… CONTINUE READING
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