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Auditory Perception & Communication in Birds

Reid JM, Arcese P, Cassidy ALEV, Hiebert SM, Smith JNM, Stoddard PK, Marr AB, Keller LF, (2005). Fitness correlates of song repertoire size in free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). American Naturalist , 165(3): 299-310 [PDF 140 KB]

Reid JM, Arcese P, Cassidy ALEV, Hiebert SM, Smith JNM, Stoddard PK, Keller LF, Marr AB,   (2004) Song repertoire size predicts initial mating success in male song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Animal Behaviour, 68:1055-1063 doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.07.003 [PDF 232 KB]

Nelson BS (2000) Spectro-temporal variables enable sound pressure level as a distance cue and carrier of information. Animal Behaviour. 59:57-67

Nelson BS, Stoddard PK (1998) Accuracy of auditory perception of distance and azimuth by a passerine bird. Animal Behaviour, 56: 467-477. [PDF 264 KB]

Kroodsma DE, Byers BE, Halkin S, Hill S, Minis D, Bolsinger JR, Dawson J, Donelan E, Farrington J, Gill F, Houlihan P, Innes D, Keller G, Macaulay L, Marantz CA, Oritz J, Stoddard PK, Wilda K. (1999) Geographic variation of black-capped chickadee songs and singing behavior in North America. Auk 116:387-402

Beecher MD, Stoddard PK, Campbell SE, Horning CL (1996) Repertoire matching between neighbouring song sparrows. Animal Behaviour 51:917-923.

Stoddard PK (1996) Vocal recognition in territorial passerines. In: Ecology and Evolution of Acoustic Communication in Birds. Ch. 20, pp 356-374. Kroodsma DE & Miller EH (eds.) Cornell Univ. Press, Ithaca NY.

Beecher MD, Campbell SE, Stoddard PK (1994) Correlation of song learning and territory establishment strategies in the song sparrow. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 91:1450-1454.

Medvin MB, Stoddard PK, Beecher MD (1993) Signals for parent-offspring recognition: a comparative analysis of the begging calls of cliff swallows and barn swallows. Animal Behaviour 45:841-850.

Horning CL, Beecher MD, Stoddard PK, Campbell SE (1993) Song perception in the song sparrow: importance of different parts of the song in song type classification. Ethology 94:46-58.

Stoddard PK, Beecher MD, Loesche P, Campbell ES (1992) Memory does not constrain individual recognition in a bird with song repertoires. Behaviour 122:274-287.

Stoddard PK, Beecher MD, Campbell SE, Horning CL (1992) Song type matching in the song sparrow. Canadian Journal of Zoology 70:1440-1444.

Loesche P, Beecher MD, Stoddard PK (1992) Perception of cliff swallow calls by birds and humans. Journal of Comparative Psychology 106:239-249.

Medvin MB, Stoddard PK, Beecher MD (1992) Signals for parent-offspring recognition: strong sib-sib call similarity in cliff swallows but not barn swallows. Ethology 90: 17-28.

Loesche P, Stoddard PK, Higgins BJ, Beecher MD (1991) Adaptations for individual vocal recognition by voice in swallows. Behaviour 118:15-25.

Stoddard PK, Beecher MD, Horning CL, Campbell SE (1991) Recognition of individual neighbors by song in the song sparrow, a bird with song repertoires. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 29:211-215.

Stoddard PK, Beecher MD, Horning CL, Willis M (1990) Strong neighbor-stranger discrimination in song sparrows. Condor 92:1051-1056.

Beecher MD, Stoddard PK (1990) The role of bird song and calls in individual recognition: contrasting field and laboratory perspectives. In: Comparative Perception, Vol. 2. pp 375-408. Stebbins WC, Berkeley MA (eds) . John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Beecher MD, Loesche P, Stoddard PK, Medvin MB (1989) Individual recognition by voice in swallows: signal or perceptual adaptation? In: Comparative Psychology of Complex Acoustic Perception. pp 277-292. Dooling R, Hulse S (eds). Erlbaum, New York.

Hiebert SM, Stoddard PK, Arcese P (1989) Repertoire size, territory acquisition and reproductive success in the song sparrow. Animal Behaviour 37:266-273.

Stoddard PK, Beecher MD, Willis M. (1988) Response of territorial male song sparrows to song types and variations. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 22:125-130.

Stoddard PK (1988) A rare avian food signal: the cliff swallow bugs call. Condor 90:714-715.

Arcese P, Stoddard PK, Hiebert SM (1988) Female song in the song sparrow. Condor 90:44-50.

Beecher MD, Medvin MB, Stoddard PK, Loesche P (1986) Acoustic adaptations for parent-offspring recognition in swallows. Experimental Biology 45:179-193.

Beecher MD, Stoddard PK, Loesche P (1984) Recognition of parents' voices by young Cliff Swallows. Auk 102:600-605.

Stoddard PK, Beecher MD (1983) Parental recognition of offspring in the Cliff Swallow. Auk 100:795-799.