Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 203–206

Vegetational correlates of variation in the song of Zonotrichia capensis

  • Paul Handford

DOI: 10.1007/BF00299831

Cite this article as:
Handford, P. Behav Ecol Sociobiol (1981) 8: 203. doi:10.1007/BF00299831


1. Geographical variation in the song of Zonotrichia capensis, the Rufous-Collared Sparrow, in northwestern Argentina is discussed. Boundaries between song ‘dialects’ appear to have been stable for at least 10 years. 2. The pattern of song change previously described on a transect across the Aconquija mountains is shown to be duplicated on similar transects elsewhere in these mountains. The association of song types with features of the environment is supported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Handford
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoology DepartmentUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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