Geographic variation in vocalisations of Satin Bowerbirds, Ptilonorynchus violaceus, in south-eastern Queensland

Tack, E. J., Putland, D. A., Robson, T. E. and Goldizen, A. W. (2005) Geographic variation in vocalisations of Satin Bowerbirds, Ptilonorynchus violaceus, in south-eastern Queensland. Emu, 105 1: 27-31. doi:10.1071/MU03053


Author Tack, E. J.
Putland, D. A.
Robson, T. E.
Goldizen, A. W.
Title Geographic variation in vocalisations of Satin Bowerbirds, Ptilonorynchus violaceus, in south-eastern Queensland
Journal name Emu   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0158-4197
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/MU03053
Volume 105
Issue 1
Start page 27
End page 31
Total pages 5
Editor C.Myers
Place of publication Australia
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Language eng
Subject C1
270707 Sociobiology and Behavioural Ecology
780105 Biological sciences
Abstract Geographic variation in the advertisement call of the male Satin Bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, was investigated in three populations in south-eastern Queensland. The call was found to differ significantly among the three geographically distinct populations. A discriminant function analysis using five measurements of call frequency and duration provided 100% classification success of the 25 individuals. The observed geographic variation in this call may result from adaptation to the local acoustic environment in these populations, or from genetic or cultural divergence among populations. Further research involving the acoustic properties of the habitats, population genetics and a larger number of populations is required to fully understand this pattern of call variation.
Keyword Ornithology
White-crowned Sparrows
Song Dialects
Ptilonorhynchus-violaceus
Bird Song
Sexual Selection
Habitat
Competition
Evolution
Behavior
Quality
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes DOI: 10.1071/MU03053

 
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