University of St Andrews
 
 

Prof Peter Slater
Professor of Natural History (Emeritus)

Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9TS
UK

Bird song learning, especially laboratory studies on its timing and on tutor choice in zebra finches. Song organisation and use in wild birds. The function of duetting.

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Publications

Templeton, CN , Ríos-Chelén, AA, Quirós-Guerrero, E, Mann, NI & Slater, PJB 2013, ' Female happy wrens select songs to cooperate with their mates rather than confront intruders ' Biology Letters , vol 9, no. 1, 20120863.
Templeton, CN , Mann, NI , Rios-Chelend, A, Quiros-Guerrero, E & Slater, PJB 2013, ' An experimental study of duet integration in the happy wren, Pheugopedius felix ' Animal Behaviour , vol 86, pp. 821-827.
Templeton, CN , Rivera-Caceres, KD , Mann, NI & Slater, PJB 2011, ' Song duets function primarily as cooperative displays in pairs of happy wrens ' Animal Behaviour , vol 82, no. 6, pp. 1399-1407.
Slater, PJB & Janik, VM 2010, ' Vocal learning '. in M Breed & J Moore (eds), Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour. Elsevier Academic Press.
Brumm, H , Zollinger, SA & Slater, PJB 2009, ' Developmental stress affects song learning but not song complexity and vocal amplitude in zebra finches ' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology , vol 63, no. 9, pp. 1387-1395.
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