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Vocal complexity in the palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus)

Zdenek, Christina; Heinsohn, Robert; Langmore, Naomi


Parrots are renowned for their capacity for vocal learning and production of diverse sounds in captivity, yet little is known about why such advanced vocal capabilities have evolved. Here, we provide a detailed description and statistical classification of the vocal repertoire of wild palm cockatoos Probosciger aterrimus and investigate the behavioural contexts of vocalizations. We show that palm cockatoos produce vocalizations that conform to most of the common vocalizations described for wild...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Bioacoustics
DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2015.1070281


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