Authors
  • Fotheringham, James
  • Ratcliffe, Laurene M.
Universities

Summary

We conducted sound-transmission studies to analyze how Black-capped Chickadee songs degrade in different native habitats. We then subjected colour-banded territorial males to playback of undegraded and degraded songs to see if they could estimate the distance to a conspecific singer by means of degradation cues.

Methodology

Broadcasted recordings as playback experiments and recordings