Experimental evidence for sibling recognition in Common Terns (Sterna hirundo)
Young Common Terns (<i>Sterna hirundo</i>) did not respond preferentially to calls of siblings at 8 and 9 days of age, but did so by 12 days of age. In experiments with and without visual isolation, and with use of playback, we demonstrated a tendency to approach sibling begging calls. This differential response indicated sibling-recognition occurred, was based on experience, and involved vocal cues.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Experimental evidence for sibling recognition in Common Terns (Sterna hirundo)|
|Series title||The Auk|
|Publisher||American Ornithological Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Western Ecological Research Center|
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