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Noise-induced changes in calls of the Japanese quail

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Increasing ambient noise level causes male quail to (1) raise the intensity of individual separation crows, (2) increase the rate of crowing, and (3) increase bout length. Comparison between Japanese quail and human beings suggests that differences in response to noise are related to the type of signal system used by each species.

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I thank Dr. Warren Thorngate, Mr. Ted Wieden, and Mrs. Elaine Whitford for reading and commenting upon the manuscript. I also thank Mrs. Elaine Whitford for her reliable and intelligent assistance on this study. This study was supported by National Research Council Grant APA 0389.

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Potash, L.M. Noise-induced changes in calls of the Japanese quail. Psychon Sci 26, 252–254 (1972). https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03328608

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Keywords

  • Acoustical Society
  • Ambient Noise
  • Japanese Quail
  • Increase Noise Level
  • Ambient Noise Level