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A micro-geography of fear: learning to eavesdrop on alarm calls of neighbouring heterospecifics

Magrath, Robert D; Bennett, Thomas


Many vertebrates eavesdrop on alarmcalls of other species, which is a remarkable ability, given geographical variation in community composition and call diversity within and among species.We used micro-geographical variation in community composition to test whether individuals recognize heterospecific alarm calls by: (i) responding to acoustic features shared among alarm calls; (ii) having innate responses to particular heterospecific calls; or (iii) learning specific alarmcalls.We found that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1362


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