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- 4Neil McMillan
- 3Allison H. Hahn
- 3Christopher B. Sturdy
- 3Jenna V. Congdon
- 2Erin N. Scully
- 2John Hoang
- 2Acoustic discrimination
- 2Black-capped chickadees
- 1Animal behaviour
Ken A Otter, Christopher B Sturdy, Thibault Grava, Daniel J Mennill, Lauren M Guillette, Laurene M Ratcliffe, Neil McMillan, Kimberley A Campbell, John Hoang, Marisa Hoeschele, Allison H Hahn, Jenna V Congdon
The songs of many songbird species vary geographically, yet, the songs of black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) show remarkable consistency across most of the species’ North American range. Previous research has described subtle variations in the song of this species by comparing songs...
Chickadees produce many vocalizations, including chick-a-dee calls which they use as a mobbing call in the presence of predators. Previous research has shown that chickadees produce more D notes in their mobbing calls in response to high-threat predators compared to low-threat predators, and may...
Chickadees are highmetabolism, nonmigratory birds, and thus an especially interesting model for studying how animals follow patterns of food availability over time. Here, we studied whether blackcapped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) could learn to reverse their behavior and/or to...
Category perception, as Herrnstein (1990) defined it, is a powerful and pervasive cognitive ability possessed by every species in which it has been adequately tested. We have studied category perception of vocal communication signals in songbirds for over 20 years. Our first studies provided us...