Female Songbirds: The unsung drivers of courtship behavior and its neural substrates.

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dc.contributor.author Perkes, Ammon en
dc.contributor.author White, David en
dc.contributor.author Wild, John en
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Marc en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-02T00:41:16Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-06 en
dc.identifier.issn 0376-6357 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48331 en
dc.description.abstract Songbirds hold a prominent role in the fields of neurobiology, evolution, and social behavior. Many of these fields have assumed that females lacked the ability to produce song and have therefore treated song as a male-specific behavior. Consequently, much of our understanding regarding the evolution and neural control of song behavior has been driven by these assumptions. Here we review literature from diverse fields to provide a broader perspective of the role of females in vocal communication and courtship. Recent evidence indicates that song evolved in both males and females and instances of female song are still common. The specialized neural circuit known as the "song system," which is necessary for singing in males, is also present in females, including those that do not sing, implying broader functions that include evaluating male song and controlling courtship behavior. In addition to having flexible, individualized preferences, females actively shape their social network through their interactions with males, females, and juveniles. We suggest that by developing more accurate hypotheses concerning the role of females we may better understand the evolution and neural mechanisms of song production and courtship behavior. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Behavioural processes en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject Brain en
dc.subject Animals en
dc.subject Songbirds en
dc.subject Vocalization, Animal en
dc.subject Courtship en
dc.subject Social Behavior en
dc.subject Female en
dc.title Female Songbirds: The unsung drivers of courtship behavior and its neural substrates. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.beproc.2017.12.004 en
pubs.begin-page 60 en
pubs.volume 163 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 70 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 774700 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1872-8308 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-12-15 en
pubs.dimensions-id 29237552 en

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