Summary: Journal of Animal
© 2006 The Authors.
© 2006 British
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
The day after: effects of vocal interactions on
territory defence in nightingales
ROUVEN SCHMIDT, VALENTIN AMRHEIN*, HANSJOERG P. KUNC
and MARC NAGUIB
Department of Animal Behaviour, Bielefeld University, PO Box 100 131, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany; and
*Research Station Petite Camargue Alsacienne, University of Basel (Switzerland), Rue de la Pisciculture,
68300 Saint-Louis, France
1. Models on territory acquisition and tenure predict that territorial animals benefit
by adjusting territorial defence behaviour to previous challenges they had experienced
within the socially complex environment of communication networks.
2. Here, we addressed such issues of social cognition by investigating persisting effects