/Encrypt 342 0 R << ] As the birds become adults, they learn to sing the hosts’ song and use both it and their native indigobird songs to attract mates. 0000008238 00000 n 0000006422 00000 n 340 99 endobj This is an effective way to differentiate males when mimicking the songs. same general song pattern. The genetic data can be interpreted in light of what is known about indigobird behavior is as follows: While song learning and mimicry results in the cohesion of indigobird species and/or populations utilizing a particular host species (Balakrishnan & Sorenson 2006), young indigobirds learn these songs of the host while in the care of their foster parents. /PageMode /UseNone 0000009004 00000 n %PDF-1.2 0000042908 00000 n 0000007950 00000 n Jean L. Woods, brood-parasitic indigobirds vidua chalybeata, The College of Information Sciences and Technology. Songs of Tienfala indigobirds were similar to those of the captive, with the mimetic songs “feeee”, “kyah”, “churrrr” and various trills (Fig. 0000006327 00000 n /F 359 0 R 0000007281 00000 n Male indigobirds reared by Bengalese finches developed the songs of Bengalese finches, and males reared by firefinches developed songs of firefinches. << /S 556 /T 770 /O 832 /E 848 /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 438 0 R >> << 0000045407 00000 n /L 229959 Although indigobirds may learn mimicry songs and calls from their foster parents, the evidence is indirect, based on the widespread occurrence of song learning in songbirds (Kroodsma & Baylis 1982) including the estrildid finches, the group to which the Vidua finches are perhaps most closely The lack of exact matching of any of the recorded mimetic songs at Zaria with the songs of the one L. rufopicta from that area may reflect local song variation among firefinches. 0000005664 00000 n /N 17 endobj 0000005381 00000 n >> 0000032370 00000 n endobj /F 49 0 R 0000007568 00000 n 0000004645 00000 n stream Male Village Indigobirds learn the songs of their adoptive parents and females learn to listen for these songs to find a mate. 0000011784 00000 n << host specie    0000007185 00000 n brood-parasitic village indigobirds    trailer 344 0 obj experimental indigobirds    0000043878 00000 n 0000045306 00000 n Laura L. Payne Cameroon indigobirds are known for song determination and mimicking the songs of other bird species. 0000003010 00000 n /I << /Title (�E�+)>> 0000002822 00000 n later period    firefinch song    %���� The breeding firefinches in our aviaries often begin a second nest while their young from an … The males pick which songs to mimic; however, when one male chooses a song from a host bird, the other males mimic other songs from a different host species. Although indigobirds can learn their mimicry songs from other male indigobirds (Payne 1985, Payne et al. 0000026892 00000 n In addition, male indigobirds may learn the songs of other indigobirds that mimic the same kind of firefinch. Robert B. Payne 0000041655 00000 n 341 0 obj Found in sub-Saharan regions, they are one of ten species of small African finches with shiny black males and sparrow-patterned females. /E 46237 /F 401 0 R 0000000016 00000 n >> CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Abstract. �6�V?6%�(�msU�A1�f�IE�i�J���*���ħ����%�A�+�:���FDjla��h. vidua chalybeata    << >> foster specie    0000041875 00000 n 0000004306 00000 n 0000028395 00000 n We predicted mimicry-song specificity and repertoire size in experimental indigobirds from a hypothesis of an early developmental period when young indigobirds focus their attention on their foster parents, and a later period when they direct their attention to other birds with similar songs. /ID[<34a2e3287a10bf6f7aff0512a518a599><34a2e3287a10bf6f7aff0512a518a599>] /Info 339 0 R Brood-parasitic village indigobirds, Vidua chalybeata, were bred in captivity and foster-reared by their normal host, red-billed firefinch, Lagonosticta senegala, or by an experimental foster species, Bengalese finch, Lonchura striata. 0000026060 00000 n /Root 341 0 R >> << 0000008045 00000 n 0000005093 00000 n 0000002762 00000 n An alternative hypothesis is that indigobirds have a predisposition to parasitize the nests and learn the songs of their normal host species, at least if they are exposed to these songs before they are sexually mature. 343 0 obj /S /GoTo day post-fledging    /Outlines 200 0 R endobj 0000006042 00000 n 0000042886 00000 n 0000004081 00000 n 0000005570 00000 n Males reared by Bengalese finches showed no preference to learn firefinch song over songs of the experimental foster species or other control finch species even when they had lived with firefinches as companions from the time of fledging to independence.