Kin Signatures Learned in the Egg? Red-Backed Fairy-Wren Songs Are Similar to Their Mother's In-Nest Calls and Songs

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Dowling, Jenélle L.; Colombelli-Négrel, Diane; Webster, Michael S.;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution,volume 4 (issn: 2296-701X)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00048
  • Subject: songbirds | Malurus melanocephalus | Ecology and Evolution | female song | embryonic learning | kin signatures | in-nest calls
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | otorhinolaryngologic diseases | animal structures

Many vocal animals recognize kin using vocal cues, in territorial contexts and in rearing young, but little is known about the developmental and evolutionary mechanisms that produce vocal kin recognition systems. In the cooperatively breeding red-backed fairy-wren (Malu... View more
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