Learning and Cultural Transmission in Chaffinch Song. / Riebel, Katharina; Lachlan, Robert F.; Slater, Peter J.B.

In: Advances in the Study of Behavior, Vol. 47, 05.2015, p. 181-227.

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Learning and Cultural Transmission in Chaffinch Song. / Riebel, Katharina; Lachlan, Robert F.; Slater, Peter J.B.

In: Advances in the Study of Behavior, Vol. 47, 05.2015, p. 181-227.

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Riebel, K, Lachlan, RF & Slater, PJB 2015, 'Learning and Cultural Transmission in Chaffinch Song', Advances in the Study of Behavior, vol. 47, pp. 181-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.asb.2015.01.001

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Riebel, K., Lachlan, R. F., & Slater, P. J. B. (2015). Learning and Cultural Transmission in Chaffinch Song. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 47, 181-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.asb.2015.01.001

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Riebel K, Lachlan RF, Slater PJB. Learning and Cultural Transmission in Chaffinch Song. Advances in the Study of Behavior. 2015 May;47:181-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.asb.2015.01.001

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Riebel, Katharina ; Lachlan, Robert F. ; Slater, Peter J.B. / Learning and Cultural Transmission in Chaffinch Song. In: Advances in the Study of Behavior. 2015 ; Vol. 47. pp. 181-227.

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