Playback and Studies of Animal Communication by Peter K. McGregorPlayback and Studies of Animal Communication by Peter K. McGregor

Playback and Studies of Animal Communication

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The techniques and usefulness of broadcasting sounds to wild animals and watching their response, are explored in 15 papers from an August 1991 workshop near Chesterfield, England. Controversies are aired as to the validity of the experiment and of various methods and interpretations; new equipment, techniques, and considerations are also reported. Among the topics are the integration of playback findings into larger studies, call-timing in male-male interactions in frogs, and comparison between laboratory and field studies. Most of the papers are concerned with birds. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Title:Playback and Studies of Animal CommunicationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:241 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.03 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306442051

ISBN - 13:9780306442056

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Table of Contents

Design of Playback Experiments; P.K. McGregor, et al. Playback; J.B. Falls. Integrating Playback; C.K. Catchpole. What Studies on Learning Can Teach Us About Playback Design; I.M. Pepperberg. Conducting Playback Experiments and Interpreting their Results; H.C. Gerhardt. Quantifying Responses to Playback; P.K. McGregor. Interactive Playback; T. Dabelsteen. Playback as a Tool for Studying Contests Between Social Groups; K. McComb. Song Overproduction, Song Matching, and Selective Attrition During Development; D.A. Nelson. Male Quality and Playback in the Great Tit; M.M. Lambrechts. Mechanisms and Function of Call-Timing in Male-Male Interactions in Frogs; G.M. Klump, H.C. Gerhardt. Measuring Responses of Female Birds to Male Song; W.A. Searcy. Field Experiments on the Perception of Song Types by Birds; A.G. Horn. 2 additional articles. Index.