Journal article

Singing in the face of death: male banded wrens Thryophilus pleurostictus sing more to playback in their last breeding season

Michelle L Hall, Laura E Molles, Anya E Illes, Sandra L Vehrencamp

Journal of Avian Biology | WILEY | Published : 2009

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Institute of Mental Health


Funding Acknowledgements

The Area Conservacion de Guanacaste gave permission to work in Santa Rosa National Park, and we would like to thank Roger Blanco and Maria Marta Chavarria for their consistent support of this long-term project. Erin Bohman, Andrew Conroy, Anastasia Dalziell, Kelly Doordan, Stephanie Lessard-Pilon, Simoneta Negrete-Yankelovich, Kate Neville, Corey Niles, Elizabeth Ochoa, Heidi Silvia, Alex Trillo, and Jennifer Willis helped conduct the field experiments. We thank Carlos Botero, Hanna Kokko and three anonymous reviewers for discussion and comments that significantly improved the manuscript. This research was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (grant R01-MH60461), and adhered to the Animal Behavior Society Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, the legal requirements of Costa Rica, and all institutional guidelines.