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The Correlation Research of the Relationship between Body Size, Sex Ratio of Offspring and Bird Song in Parus varius varius
Author of the article:ZHAO Tingting1, LIU Yan1, ZHANG Zhiwei1, HUO Yapeng1, LIN Jingfeng2, WAN Dongmei1, YIN Jiangxia1*
Author's Workplace:1. Key Laboratory of Animal Resource and Epidemic Disease Prevention, Department of Life Sciences, Liaoning University, Shenyang 110036, China;
2. Xianrendong Nature Reserve Administration, Dalian, Liaoning Province 116400, China
Key Words:Parus varius varius; bird song; body size; sex ratio of offspring
Abstract:Bird song is an important behavior in birds, with great evolutionary and ecological implications. It is one of the best effective ways for communication among individuals within the bird communities. It has been suggested that there is a significant relationship between bird song and individual intrinsic factors (body size, sex ratio of offspring). To investigate the relationship between the singing behavior of varied tits (Parus varius varius) and body size as well as sex ratio of offspring, we recorded the songs of P. varius varius between March and June in 2014-2015 at Xianrendong Nature Reserve, Liaoning province. Additionally, the body size and sex ratio of offspring of P. varius varius were also measured. The results showed that:(1) there was a positive relationship between integrated morphological measurement and maximum frequency of bird song; (2) there was a positive relationship between sex ratio of offspring and duration of verse of bird song. This study enriched the small birds' body size relationship with the song, and the relationship between the song and sex ratio of offspring.
2017,36(2): 168-173 收稿日期:2016-07-17
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