Vocalizations of nestling noisy miners manorina melanocephala

O'Brien P.H. and Dow D.D. (1979) Vocalizations of nestling noisy miners manorina melanocephala. Emu, 79 2: 63-70. doi:10.1071/MU9790063

Author O'Brien P.H.
Dow D.D.
Title Vocalizations of nestling noisy miners manorina melanocephala
Journal name Emu   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-5540
Publication date 1979-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/MU9790063
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 79
Issue 2
Start page 63
End page 70
Total pages 8
Publisher Informa UK Limited
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
1103 Animal Science and Zoology
2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
Abstract The vocalizations of nestling Noisy Miners were investigated. There was a significant linear regression of rate of vocalization before and after feeding occurred. The rate of vocalization after feeding changed in a predictable way with increasing age of nestlings. The amplitude of vocalizations produced when visitors were present at the nest did not differ significantly from those produced when visitors were absent. There was a correlation between the structure of vocalizations and the time of vocalization. Unlike some other species, the phonic structure of vocalizations by nestlings facilitates location. This may be a consequence of the system of communal breeding by the species and vocalizations by the nestlings may be designed to facilitate location by males so that males can feed them.
Keyword Animal Science and Zoology
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Nature and Landscape Conservation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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