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Effect of time of season and neighbours on singing activity in the corn bunting Miliaria calandra
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Title: Effect of time of season and neighbours on singing activity in the corn bunting Miliaria calandra

Creator:

Olinkiewicz, Agata ; Osiejuk, Tomasz S.

Date issued/created:

2003

Resource type:

Tekst

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 38, no. 2 ; Wpływ terminu w ciągu sezonu i sąsiadujących samców na intensywność śpiewu potrzeszcza ; Singing activity of corn bunting

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Museum & Institute of Zoology

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 121-122 ; P. [117]-122 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish

Abstract:

The seasonal pattern of singing activity was studied in the Poznań region, W Poland. Males sang from mid-March till late July with a song rate varying between 3.2 and 11.1 songs/min. Song activity peaked at the beginning of the breeding season, in late March and April. In following months males also sang at quite a high rate, but the probability of finding a singing male within the territory was lower. Males sang mainly from tree tops and power lines at a height between 8 and 10 m. Males with larger numbers of neighbours had a significantly lower mean song rate than those with a single neighbour. Most probably, males with more neighbours had to spend more time on more active and direct territorial defence, and/or listening to the song of other males. The pattern we found suggests that song is mainly used in territorial defence against rivals, and that it is used as a first line of defence. Nevertheless, this does not preclude its usefulness for attracting a mate.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

38

Issue:

2

Start page:

117

End page:

122

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45701

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257-38-2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568-38-2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Program Operacyjny Innowacyjna Gospodarka, lata 2010-2014, Priorytet 2. Infrastruktura strefy B + R ; Unia Europejska. Europejski Fundusz Rozwoju Regionalnego

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