Mulder, Raoul; Bishop, Helen; Cooper, Michelle; Dennis, Sophie; Koetsveld, Melanie; Marshall, Julia; Saunders, Belinda L; Langmore, Naomi
Several possible functions have been proposed for antiphonal duetting in birds, including pair-bond maintenance, cooperative territorial defence and acoustic mate guarding. Previous work has suggested that duetting in magpie-larks was consistent with both defence of the territory and guarding the mate against usurpation. We conducted playback experiments designed to distinguish between these two functions. Responses of males and females to simulated intrusion (broadcasts of unfamiliar solo...[Show more]
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