Yellow-bellied marmot and golden-mantled ground squirrel responses to heterospecific alarm calls

  title={Yellow-bellied marmot and golden-mantled ground squirrel responses to heterospecific alarm calls},
  author={Walter McKee Shriner},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • W. Shriner
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
When two species have predators in common, animals might be able to obtain important information about predation risk from the alarm calls produced by the other species. The behavioural responses of adult yellow-bellied marmots, Marmota flaviventris, and golden-mantled ground squirrels, Spermophilus lateralis, to conspecific and heterospecific alarm calls were studied to determine whether interspecific call recognition occurs in sympatric species that rarely interact. In a crossed design… 
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