Vocal Communication in Primates and Birds: Parallels and Contrasts

  • Peter Marler
  • John Mitani


During the past few years primatologists and ornithologists have joined forces to address common problems in the study of vocal communication. In our own research we have made a special point of employing broadly comparative approaches to the investigation of functional and developmental aspects of primate and avian vocal signaling. In this chapter we outline the rationale we have adopted, report some of the results of our research, and indicate where ethologists investigating avian and primate vocal systems may benefit from mutual awareness of each other’s research.


Nonhuman Primate Alarm Call Vervet Monkey Male Song Vocal Communication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Marler
  • John Mitani
    • 1
  1. 1.The Rockefeller University Field Research CenterMillbrookUSA

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