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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 25, No. 2, 2004, pp. 153-157
Bioline Code: zr04027
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2004, pp. 153-157

 en Behaviors and Characteristics of Occupying Territorial Song of Spotted Dove ( Streptopelia chinensis check for this species in other resources ) During Breeding Season
ZHOU You-bing ZHANG Jing-xia LI Hong ZHANG Jun HU Jin-chu

Abstract

Behaviors and characteristics of the occupying territorial song of spotted dove ( Streptopelia chinensis check for this species in other resources ) were studied during the breeding season in Nanchong,Sichuan from April to June,2003.The data were collected by observation and recording in the wild.The records were processed with computerized analysis soft.The results showed that the occupying territorial songs of spotted dove had two types.The songs were different between the male and female.Every song was composed of three syllables.The behavior of the occupying territorial song of spotted dove was responsive.Furthermore,the sequences of singing in each roosting situs were similar.The diurnal frequencies of the occupying territorial song had a great variation and there were three peak periods every day.It was in different phases that the frequencies of the occupying territorial song had also great variation in breeding season.

Keywords
Streptopelia chinensis; Territorial song; Spectrographic analysis

 
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