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Degradation of rufous-and-white wren songs in a neotropical dry forest: effects of sex, song post height, and receiver height

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Degradation of rufous-and-white wren songs in a neotropical dry forest: effects of sex, song post height, and receiver height. / Barker, Nicole; Dabelsteen, Torben; Mennill, D.

I: Behaviour, Nr. pt. 8, 2009, s. 1093-1122.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKonferenceartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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Barker, N, Dabelsteen, T & Mennill, D 2009, 'Degradation of rufous-and-white wren songs in a neotropical dry forest: effects of sex, song post height, and receiver height', Behaviour, nr. pt. 8, s. 1093-1122. https://doi.org/10.1163/156853909X406446

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Barker, N., Dabelsteen, T., & Mennill, D. (2009). Degradation of rufous-and-white wren songs in a neotropical dry forest: effects of sex, song post height, and receiver height. Behaviour, (pt. 8), 1093-1122. https://doi.org/10.1163/156853909X406446

Vancouver

Barker N, Dabelsteen T, Mennill D. Degradation of rufous-and-white wren songs in a neotropical dry forest: effects of sex, song post height, and receiver height. Behaviour. 2009;(pt. 8):1093-1122. https://doi.org/10.1163/156853909X406446

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Barker, Nicole ; Dabelsteen, Torben ; Mennill, D. / Degradation of rufous-and-white wren songs in a neotropical dry forest: effects of sex, song post height, and receiver height. I: Behaviour. 2009 ; Nr. pt. 8. s. 1093-1122.

Bibtex

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