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Complex signals alter recognition accuracy and conspecific acceptance thresholds

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Many aspects of behaviour depend on recognition, but accurate recognition is difficult because the traits used for recognition often overlap. For example, brood parasitic birds mimic host eggs, so it is challenging for hosts to discriminate between their own eggs and parasitic eggs. Complex signals that occur in multiple sensory modalities or involve multiple signal components are thought to facilitate accurate recognition. However, we lack models that explore the effect of complex signals on...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rstb.2019.0482

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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5625-892X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5170-8688
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Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0631-6343
Publisher:
Royal Society
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
375
Issue:
1802
Article number:
20190482
Publication date:
2020-05-18
Acceptance date:
2020-02-09
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1196055
Local pid:
pubs:1196055
Deposit date:
2021-10-18

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