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Analysis of Song in the Auditory Pathway of Song Birds

  • Hans-Joachim Leppelsack
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 56)

Abstract

Bird song represents a behavioral complex which has been fascinating investigators for centuries (Plinius, 88). Dealing with this behavior also has some esthetic aspects, and thus many scientists have been attracted to research in this field. Nowadays detailed documentations of the physical structure (Greenewalt, 1968), the ethological significance (Hinde, 1969) and the ontogentical development (Konishi, 1978) of bird song are available. Peter Marler (this volume) gives an appreciation of this behavior for the successful investigation of the appropriate neuroethological complex.

Keywords

Vocal Pathway Tuning Curve Auditory Pathway Acoustic Communication Guinea Fowl 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Joachim Leppelsack
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine ZoologieRuhr-Universität BochumBochum 1F.R. of Germany

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