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A superb solo, or a deviant duet? Overlapping songs in superb fairy-wrens

Taylor, Claire; Hall, Michelle; Cain, Kristal; Langmore, Naomi


Avian duets are formed when 2 birds coordinate their songs. Most research on the evolution and function of duetting has focused on species with highly coordinated duets, and less is known about the context and function of overlapping songs that are more loosely coordinated, in part due to the challenge of determining whether such vocalizations coincide by chance or through coordination between the partners. Here, we use field recordings and playback experiments to test whether breeding pairs of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-04-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arz052
Access Rights: Open Access


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