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Birds orient their heads appropriately in response to functionally referential alarm calls of heterospecifics

Dawson Pell, Francesca S. E.; Potvin, Dominique; Ratnayake, Chaminda Pradeep; Fernández-Juricic, Esteban; Magrath, Robert; Radford, Andrew


Vertebrate alarm calls signal danger and often encode graded or categorical information about predatorproximity or type. In addition to allowing communication with conspecifics, alarm calls are a valuablesource of information for eavesdropping heterospecifics. However, although eavesdropping has beenexperimentally demonstrated in over 70 species, we know little about exactly what informationeavesdroppers gain from heterospecific alarm calls. Here, we investigated whether Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-05-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.04.010
Access Rights: Open Access


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