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From flapping to fear: the production and function of the nonvocal acoustic alarm of the crested pigeon, Ocyphaps lophotes

Murray, Trevor


While the study of nonvocal acoustic signals–or sonations–is enjoying a resurgence, very little research has united the production and the function of these signals. This thesis examines both the mechanisms of production and function of the flight sonations produced by crested pigeons, Ocyphaps lophotes. Studying both mechanism and function is important because a signal’s function can be affected by its mode of production. I show that, as previously suggested,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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