By P. K. McGregor

Summarizing learn development and customers within the speedily increasing quarter of animal communique networks, this e-book differs from different works on animal conversation since it covers a number of animal teams and kinds of sign. It additionally highlights examine on the interface with different disciplines (for instance, psychology and body structure) and is meant for researchers within the box, complicated scholars and high-level undergraduates.

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1981. Aspects of courtship and parental care of the European robin Erithacus rubecula. Ornis Scandinavica, 12, 230–239. Enquist, M. 1985. Communication during aggressive interactions with particular reference to variation in choice of behaviour. Animal Behaviour, 33, 1152–1611. Falls, J. , Krebs, J. R. & McGregor, P. K. 1982. Song matching in the great tit (Parus major): the effect of similarity and familiarity. Animal Behaviour, 30, 977–1009. Gerhardt, H. C. & Huber, F. 2002. Acoustic Communication in Insects and Anurans.

P2: JZZ/... xml CU1917B/McGregor 0 521 582361 7 April 10, 2005 16:16 Eavesdropping in communication networks this analogous to interceptive eavesdropping, McGregor & Dabelsteen (1996) later made the distinction, refining their definition of eavesdropping to ‘extracting information from an [signalling] interaction between other individuals’. They considered it ‘a prerequisite of eavesdropping that a third party (the eavesdropper) gains information from an interaction that could not be gained from a signal alone’.

However, evidence from other experiments not designed to test eavesdropping per se are strongly supportive of the existence of eavesdropping as a means of gaining information on the qualities of and/or social relationships between conspecifics. Acoustic interactions in songbirds McGregor et al. , 1996) to simulate intrusion upon the neighbours of subject male great tits Parus major (Fig. 1ai). Neighbours were presented with one of two types of intruder. , 1996, 1997) and increasing song length.

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