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Vocal displays and some interactions of Kenyan honeyguides (Indicatoridae) with barbets (Capitonidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2684

Show simple item record Short, Lester L. en_US Horne, Jennifer F. M. en_US 2005-10-06T18:20:10Z 2005-10-06T18:20:10Z 1979 en_US
dc.description 19 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19). en_US
dc.description.abstract "In the course of studies of barbets in Kenya we were able to obseve the behavior of five species of honeyguides: Prodotiscus (insignis) zambesiae, Indicator indicator, I. variegatus, I. minor, and a small species tentatively identified as I. narokensis. Previously unknown or little known vocalizations of four of these were recorded on tape and analyzed. Much of the behavior and many of the vocalizations occurred during interactions of the honeyguides with various species of barbets that in most cases were not breeding. A female Indicator indicator engaged in an encounter with Stactolaema olivacea, I. variegatus responded to playback of the small Pogoniulus simplex and one and at times two I. minor underwent sustained interactions with three Lybius leucocephalus. Playback of Lybius torquatus duets stimulated the barbets to duet frequently, which attracted both Indicator minor and I. narokensis; some sustained interactions resulted. Our findings add to the knowledge of honeyguides, and particularly demonstrate that strong interactions with potential host species (barbets) of the nest-parasitic honeyguides occur, and may take place in the absence of breeding activity of the barbets. Various questions are raised by the observations, and playback is advocated as a technique for fututre investigations that may answer these questions"--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. 2684 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2684, 1979 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Honeyguides -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Capitonidae -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birdsongs -- Kenya. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Behavior -- Kenya. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Kenya. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Host-parasite relationships. en_US
dc.title Vocal displays and some interactions of Kenyan honeyguides (Indicatoridae) with barbets (Capitonidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2684 en_US
dc.title.alternative Honeyguide and barnet displays en_US
dc.type text en_US

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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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