Seasonal Changes in the Song Pattern of the Non-Domesticated Island Canary (Serinus Canaria) a Field Study

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SEASONAL CHANGES IN THE SONG PATTERN OF THE NON-DOMESTICATED ISLAND CANARY (SERINUS CANARIA), A FIELD STUDY by STEFAN LEITNER , CORNELIA VOIGT and MANFRED GAHR 1) (Max-Planck-Institutfür Verhaltensphysiologie,D-82319 Seewiesen, Germany) (Acc. 18-VI-2001) Summary The domesticated canary ( Serinus canaria ) is one of the most widely used songbird species to study (1) neural mechanisms of behavioural plasticity and (2) mechanisms of song based female mate choice. Despite numerous studies of the singing and seasonal changes in the song of these animals under laboratory conditions, the present paper describes the results of the Ž rst systematic study of the song of

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