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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008, pp. 277-284
Bioline Code: zr08043
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008, pp. 277-284

 en Analyzing Song Characteristics of Yellow-bellied Tits ( Parus venustulus check for this species in other resources )
XIAO Hua; ZHOU Zhi-xin & ZHANG Yan-yun


The songs of Yellow-bellied Tits ( Parus venustulus check for this species in other resources ) were recorded during April and March, 2006 and June, 2007 in Beijing Xiaolongmen forest. The acoustic characteristics of songs were measured and analyzed with Avisoft-SASLab Pro software (Germany). The songs of Yellow-bellied Tits have simple verse structure, formed with repeat syllables. The repertoire of Yellow-bellied Tits includes 56 syllable types. Significant positive correlation was found between the number of syllable types and sampling individuals (r=0.973, P=0.000<0.05). Differences in territory songs found among individuals may be related to individual identification. Compared with four other species distributed in the same area, the Yellow-bellied Tit had the shortest verse (Dv =0.83±0.48), higher maximum frequency (Fmax=7.64 ±1.01, Fmin =3.27±1.13), and the least repeat syllables in its verse (Ns.v=2.0±0.2).

Parus venustulus; Song characteristic; Repertoire; Syllable variation

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