Male calling behavior in response to playback of conspecific advertisement calls in two bufonids.

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Abstract

Male Bufo woodhousei reduced their rate of calling, apparently to avoid acoustic overlap with playback recordings. Male B. punctatus, however, usually initiated a call during each call broadcast during playback, resulting in extensive acoustic overlap. In B. woodhousei, mean call rate of males in a chorus was negatively correlated with chorus size. None of the current hypotheses concerning the significance of call alternation in anurans explains these results satisfactorily. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-83
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Herpetology
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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