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Function of vocalization length and warble repertoire size in orange-fronted conures

Function of vocalization length and warble repertoire size in orange-fronted conures

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BALSBY, Thorsten J. S., Erin R. B. ELDERMIRE, Jessica K. SCHNELL, Angelika POESEL, Rachel E. WALSH, Jack W. BRADBURY, 2017. Function of vocalization length and warble repertoire size in orange-fronted conures. In: Animal Behaviour. 134, pp. 301-310. ISSN 0003-3472. eISSN 1095-8282. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.10.025

@article{Balsby2017-12Funct-41425, title={Function of vocalization length and warble repertoire size in orange-fronted conures}, year={2017}, doi={10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.10.025}, volume={134}, issn={0003-3472}, journal={Animal Behaviour}, pages={301--310}, author={Balsby, Thorsten J. S. and Eldermire, Erin R. B. and Schnell, Jessica K. and Poesel, Angelika and Walsh, Rachel E. and Bradbury, Jack W.} }

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