Are There Species-Universal Categories in Bird Song Phonology and Syntax? A Comparative Study of Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs), Zebra Finches (Taenopygia guttata), and Swamp Sparrows (Melospiza georgiana)

R. F. Lachlan, L. Verhagen, S. Peters, C. ten Cate

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-108
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Comparative Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • bird song
  • categories
  • phonology
  • syntax
  • vocal communication

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