PETER MARLER's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

Book
The voices of birds have always been a source of fascination. Nature's Music brings together some of the world's experts on birdsong, to review the advances that have taken place in our understanding of how and why birds sing, what their songs and calls mean, and how they have evolved. All contributors have strived to speak, not only to fellow expe...

Citations

... Finally, the original function of mimetic elements for the model species was scored as (1) 'song', (2) 'alarm call' or (3) 'other'. We defined 'songs' broadly as conspicuous 'advertisement' vocalizations that mediate inter-and intrasexual interactions, and 'alarm calls', including 'flee' and 'mobbing' alarm calls, as sounds that function in predator defence (Marler, 2004). Our three categories could be applied across model species. ...