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Acoustic features of song categories and their possible implications for communication in the common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

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Acoustic features of song categories and their possible implications for communication in the common nightingale ( Luscinia megarhynchos ) Hansjoerg P. Kunc 1,2) , Valentin Amrhein 3) & Marc Naguib 1) ( 1 Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Bielefeld, Germany; 3 Research Station Petite Camargue Alsacienne, France, and University of Basel, Switzerland) (Accepted: 6 July 2005) Summary In many passerine species, males sing more than one distinct song type. Commonly, songs are assigned to different song types or song categories based on phonological and syntactical dissimilarities. However, temporal aspects, such as song length and song rate, also need to

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