Vocal behavior, morphology and hybridization of Australian spotted and yellow-rumped pardalotes (Aves, Pardalotus). American Museum novitates ; no. 2756

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dc.contributor.author Short, Lester L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Horne, Jennifer F. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schodde, Richard. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:14:26Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:14:26Z
dc.date.issued 1983 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5311
dc.description 15 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14). en_US
dc.description.abstract "In the course of varied Australian field studies during 1979 and 1980 we were able to devote some effort to investigating the vocalizations and other behavior of the closely related, largely allopatric spotted pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria; and to a lesser extent the yellow-rumped pardalote (P. xanthopygus) in Victoria. A few specimens were collected of birds whose voices were recorded on tape. Morphological studies of these and other specimens demonstrate the similarity of the two taxa. Their vocal repertory includes seven major vocalizations. Of these, six are calls, five in punctatus and three in xanthopygus. Probably all six calls are found in both forms. Differences in those of the calls found in both are nil or slight. Males of both species sing songs and abbreviated songs similar generally in quality and tone, but differing between the two taxa in details of structure, pitch, and temporal arrangement of elements. Some vocalizations intermediate in form, pitch and timing, together with morphological data, indicate convergence of their characters in areas of contact in Victoria. Three of four specimens collected in Victoria are hybrids or likely hybrids as determined by their morphology and vocalizations. The vocal repertory as presented for the two taxa may be complete, but more data are needed, especially from P. xanthopygus. The extent of their hybridization, and hence their taxonomic status remain to be established fully, since they meet in three different regions (southwestern Australia, South Australia, and southeastern Australia), and the only detailed studies, reported here, cover but one region, and that only partly"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2756 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2756, 1983 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pardalotes punctatus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pardalotes xanthopygus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pardalotes -- Vocalization. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pardalotes -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birdsongs -- Australia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hybridization. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Behavior -- Australia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Australia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Behavior. en_US
dc.title Vocal behavior, morphology and hybridization of Australian spotted and yellow-rumped pardalotes (Aves, Pardalotus). American Museum novitates ; no. 2756 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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