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Environmental motion delays the detection of movement-based signals

Peters, Richard

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Animal signals are constrained by the environment in which they are transmitted and the sensory systems of receivers. Detection of movement-based signals is particularly challenging against the background of wind-blown plants. The Australian lizard Amphibolurus muricatus has recently been shown to compensate for greater plant motion by prolonging the introductory tail-flicking component of its movement-based display. Here I demonstrate that such modifications to signal structure are useful...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/56086
Source: Biology Letters
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0422

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