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Wildfire shapes the boreal ecosystem in western Canada and thereby enhances and diminishes important breeding habitat for many songbird species. Two aspects of wildfire, burn severity and time since fire, fundamentally alter the forest structure that songbirds use. The objectives of this study...
Black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) are a species of songbird commonly found across much of North America. Their namesake chick-a-dee call is an acoustically complex vocalization that is partially learned (Hughes, Nowicki, & Lohr, 1998) and whose syntax is comparatively similar to that...
Perception and communication of predator threat in the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)Download
The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a type of North American songbird that produces multiple vocalizations, including their namesake chick-a-dee call. This call is used as a mobbing call to recruit and coordinate conspecifics in the presence of a predator. These parids perceive...