Vladimir Ivanitskii

Vladimir Ivanitskii
Lomonosov Moscow State University | MSU · Department of Biology

Ph.D

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We present results of our long-term research on the song dynamics of the Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) in the city of Moscow and the Moscow region. The research covered three populations located 50–100 km apart from each other and lasted for a total of 11 years. We present data on the between-year variability with respect to the frequency,...
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Capsule Although many acoustic signals of Common Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs, including both songs and rain calls, are widespread across its distribution range, the boundaries between subspecies place formidable obstacles to the spread of vocal patterns. Aims To investigate the diversity of song types and song structure of rain calls in the cont...
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The chiffchaff’s tret calls are short sounds rhythmically repeating in intervals between the song strophes. Phonetically, tret calls differ markedly from the elements (notes) of the basic song. Although the song of the chiffchaffs from different taxa has attracted a lot of attention from researchers, the variety of tret calls still remains unexplor...
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The songs of migratory passerine birds have a key role in mate attraction and territory defence during the breeding season. Many species also sing on their wintering grounds, but the function of this behaviour remains unclear. One possible explanation, proposed by the song improvement hypothesis, is that the birds take advantage of this period to d...
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Habitat fragmentation has a diverse impact on songbird populations, affecting their spatial structure and demographic parameters. The influence of fragmentation on the song differentiation processes has not been studied sufficiently. In 2014 and 2015, we studied the variability and spatial distribution of chaffinch songs in city parks of Moscow, wh...
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Based on recordings, the time-frequency characteristics and repertoire size of the advertising song were studied comparatively in several leaf warblers (Phylloscopus) and reed warblers (Acrocephalus) from mainland and island populations. No significant variations in repertoire size were found between mainland and island populations, but clear diffe...
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Acrocephalid reed warblers are among the most complex and variable singers in songbirds. They are also the most monomorphic passerines which make them difficult to identify and the most reliable marker for their field identification is the song. Using the comparison of molecular and acoustical data we might have a glimpse of how this structurally c...
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Figure S1 Approximate distribution ranges of P. c abietinus (green) and P. c. tristis (yellow) Figure S2 An illustration of the different steps in the generation and analysis of nuclear DNA
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Characterizing patterns of evolution of genetic and phenotypic divergence between incipient species is essential to understand how evolution of reproductive isolation proceeds. Hybrid zones are excellent for studying such processes, as they provide opportunities to assess trait variation in individuals with mixed genetic background and to quantify...
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We studied the song syntax of the Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane, a small insectivorous passerine of the taiga forests of Siberia and the Far East. Males have repertoires of 7 to 14 (mean 10.9±2.3) song types. A single song typically consists of a short trill comprised of from three to six identical syllables, each of two to three notes; someti...
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The study of hybridization between closely related taxa of animals sheds light on many important issues of evolution biology and taxonomy. Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita abietinus) and Siberian Chiffchaff (Ph. c. tristis) co-occur in an extended zone of sympatry in the area from theWhite Sea to the South Urals. In allopatric populations,...
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The variability and spatial distribution of chaffinch songs in Moscow city parks was studied using recordings in 2014 and 2015. The area of Moscow City is 870 km ² . A complete catalogue of vocalizations contains 42 song types and 70 different types of low-level vocal components. No distinct patterns in the spatial distribution of Moscow song types...
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Sequential organization (or syntax) is widely recognized as one of the most intriguing traits of avian song. We examined the singing of thrush nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) with emphasis on the clustering and sequencing of different song types. The individual repertoire size averaged 12.2 ± 3.7 song types (range 7–23 song types). The song types m...
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The full text is available here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/I6ZD2fYqX97PEURIGspB/full Capsule: Songs of Large-billed Reed Warblers Acrocephalus orinus and Blyth's Reed Warblers Acrocephalus dumetorum differed in quantitative parameters. Blyth's Reed Warbler used different modes of singing on breeding grounds and migration stopovers. Aims:...
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Among songbirds there are species with rich and variable repertoires and very complex sequences of sounds that are hard to analyse. Here, we investigate repertoire and syntax organization in the large-billed reed warbler advertising vocalization. We provide the first detailed qualitative and quantitative description of a song of a recently rediscov...
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The localization of the minimal frequency for 12 vocal components from 4 types of songs of thrush nightingales was studied. These types of songs are widely spread both in Moscow city and in rural localities of Moscow region. Their low-frequency components are overlapped with city noises to a greater extent. The statistically significant distinction...
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The enigmatic Large-billed Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus orinus) was recently rediscovered after more than 130 years of being treated extinct. In 2006 it was captivated alive, further studies of museum collections and searches for living individuals helped to elucidate breeding, moulting and wintering areas. Breeding area of Large-billed Reed Warblers...
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Vladimir V. Ivanitskii. Bird songs as a microcosm of modern science: between bioacoustics and linguistics. We discuss in this review the current state of research on the syntactic organization of avian song. The occurrence of syntax has been mentioned in a number of intriguing features of bird songs that brings them closer to the human speech or wr...
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The history of rediscovery of the Large-billed Reed Warbler is extraordinary. This species was described by a single specimen and considered to be extinct until 2006, when a living bird was mist-netted in Thailand. Several years later the nesting area of these birds was discovered around the border of Tajikistan and Afghanistan. In 2011 and 2012 ou...
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V. V. Ivanitskii, P. V. Kvartalnov, I. M. Marova, V. V. Samotskaya, A. A. Bannikova. MODES OF STAY, VOCALIZATION PATTERNS AND MORPHOLOGICAL VARIABILITY OF BLYTH’S REED WARBLERS (ACROCEPHALUS DUMETORUM) IN CENTRAL ASIA. The modes of stay, vocalization patterns and morphological variability of Blyth’s reed warbler have been summarized over its whole...
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The Greenish Warbler is a classical example of ring speciation in birds. Typical ring species are supposed to form a chain of intergrading populations encircling a geographic barrier, and the terminal forms in the secondary contact coexist without interbreeding. The Western (Phylloscous trochiloides viridanus) and Eastern (Phylloscous trochiloides...
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The song structure of Pallas's Warblers – one of the smallest birds in the Palaearctic fauna – was investigated in central-southern Siberia (Russia). The endless song of this species consists mainly of various trills replacing each other in rapid succession. The individual repertoires include up to 270 types of trills and other vocal components gro...
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Advertising songs of males is the key element in the communication system of songbirds. Males use adver� tising to confirm their right on an exclusive ownership of a certain area and to attract females. In many bird species, the advertising song is composed of discrete and stereotype acoustic constructs, the socalled song types. If an individual re...
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Dusky (Phylloscopus fuscatus) and Radde’s (Ph. schwarzi) Warblers are small insectivorous avian species occurring as regular inhabitants of the taiga in central and eastern Siberia. Their singing is characterized by a typically discontinuous performance, strict stereotypy of all song types and immediate variety in the course of a song. The songs of...
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Processes of differentiation in the advertising song of the Blyth’s reed warbler have been studied both within local populations and over the species range. Individual vocal repertoires of males from the Moscow and Kostroma regions and the Southern Urals include 30 to 104 (on average, 55.3 ± 17.0) song types, with 45.9–84.4% (61.3 ± 10.5%) of song...
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The advertising vocalization of the clamorous reed warbler, one of the least studied representatives of the genus in the Palearctic, has been analyzed. In this species, advertising vocalization consists of compact acoustic constructs (songs) separated by pauses. The duration of songs (median 3.6 s) and pauses (median 2.9 s) varies only slightly. Ea...
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The interspecies differentiation and intraspecies variation of three related species of reed-warblers of the sub-genus Acrocephalus are studied on the basis of museum collections. Diagnostic features of these species are revealed. Great reed warbler is an isolated branch within the "Acrocephalus arundinaceus" - complex. More closely related A. orie...
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The structure of advertising vocalization of the Blyth's reed warbler was studied based on the recordings from Kostroma, Moscow and Orenburg regions. The structure belongs to the continuous type and consists of single songs and series of the same songs. An individual repertoire of one male includes 45-104 (on the average, 62.6 ± 5.7) song types. Th...
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The advertising vocalization of black-browed reed warbler male consists of monolithic acoustic designs songs separated by pauses. The duration of its songs varies from 0.93 to 59.1 s (median 7.25 s); the duration of pauses is 0.74 to 31.16 s (median 6.36 s). The vast majority of songs belongs to the certain types (modal classes), the number of whic...
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The structure of advertising songs in the moustached reed warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon mimicd) was studied in the eastern Sea of Azov basin. The total repertoire of the population studied includes 220 elementary acoustic units (notes), that of some males - from 80 to 130 notes. The duration of some songs varies from 0.89 to 65 s. Upon singing,...
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Mechanisms of ecological isolation in multispecies communities of reed warblers (Acrocephalus melanopogon, A. agricola, A. scirpaceus, A. arundinaceus, A. palustris, and A. schoenobaenus) were studied on estuaries of the eastern part of the Sea of Azov basin. Two types of communities differing in the composition of breeding species and their relati...
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The social organization, vocal behavior, and song structure of paddy field warbler were studied. The singing of this species could be both continuous (long songs) and discrete (short songs) ones. The duration of short songs varies from 0.5 up to 10 s (the mean 3.8 ± 0.2 s). Almost 70% of all the songs of this type ranges from 1.0 to 6.0 s. The leng...
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Based on the results of a comparative analysis of distribution, habitats, and some other characteristics of the genus Acrocephalus, a hypothetical scenario for the main evolutionary stages was developed. Striped warblers of the genus Calamodus is considered to preserve the most complete set of ancestral characteristics. The early development of thi...
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The species diversity, biotopic distribution, and interspecific relations of reed warblers were studied in 1998-2000 in Sosta lakes (Kalmykia). Acrocephalus agricola was found to be the most widespread and numerous species, which occupies a broad range of habitats, from dense reed stands to wet grass meadows overgrown with Tamarix shrubs. A. scirpa...

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The aim of this project is to compare songs of different species of subgenus Notiocicha reed warblers. The analysis should help to better understand the functional structure and evolution of complex bird song.