Duet duels: sex differences in song matching in duetting eastern whipbirds
The dynamics of vocal duels between rival male songbirds have been the subject of intense investigation over the last few decades. However, countersinging interactions between females and duetting birds have received considerably less attention. We compared patterns of song type matching in male and female eastern whipbirds, Psophodes olivaceus, using playback experiments to simulate intrusion by solo singing and duetting intruders. Eastern whipbirds sing a repertoire of sex-specific solo song...[Show more]
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