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Biology of the Ubiquitous House SparrowFrom Genes to Populations$
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Ted Anderson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195304114

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.001.0001

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SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND VOCALIZATIONS

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND VOCALIZATIONS

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(p.283) Chapter 7 SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND VOCALIZATIONS
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Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow
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Ted R. Anderson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.003.0007

The House Sparrow is a highly social species with a broad range of vocal and visual signals. Five basic vocalizations are described, and sonagraphs of examples of each are presented, along with a discussion of their functions. Visual signals as well as communal roosts and their potential use as information centers among individuals are also described.

Keywords:   vocalizations, sonagraph, visual signals, communal roosting, information center

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