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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, 5/2016, Volume 113, Issue 21, pp. 5976 - 5981
Language’s expressive power is largely attributable to its compositionality: meaningful words are combined into larger/higher-order structures with derived... 
Call combination | Southern pied babbler | Syntax | Language evolution | Compositionality | language evolution | LANGUAGE | EVOLUTION | call combination | BIRD | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | southern pied babbler | compositionality | syntax | CARE | CUES | Vocalization, Animal - physiology | Animals | Passeriformes - physiology | Biological Sciences
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Ecology and Evolution, ISSN 2045-7758, 07/2018, Volume 8, Issue 14, pp. 7178 - 7185
The benefits of stable pair bonds (that persist between breeding attempts) have been well described, but are relatively less well known in cooperatively... 
cooperative breeding | pair bond | pied babblers | pair tenure | reproductive success | BIRD | HYPOTHESES | DISPERSAL | EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY | MONOGAMY | EVOLUTION | FITNESS CONSEQUENCES | ECOLOGY | SELECTION | DURATION | Stability | Breeding | Group dynamics | Success | Tenure | Animal reproduction | Reproduction | Offspring | Pair bond | Breeding success | Immigration | Species | Bonding
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Animal Behaviour, ISSN 0003-3472, 03/2015, Volume 101, pp. 155 - 168
The factors selecting for territoriality and their relative importance are poorly resolved. Theoretical models predict that territoriality will be selected... 
habitat saturation | cooperative breeding | habitat quality | playback experiment | sociality | Sociality | Cooperative breeding | Habitat quality | Habitat saturation | Playback experiment | DEFENSE | EUROPEAN ROBIN | GROUP-SIZE | ZOOLOGY | GREEN WOODHOOPOE | FALLOW DEER | PIED WAGTAIL | MOTACILLA-ALBA | BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES | SOCIAL-ORGANIZATION | ECONOMICS | FIGHTING BEHAVIOR | Predation (Biology)
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Behavioral Ecology, ISSN 1045-2249, 05/2011, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp. 559 - 565
Understanding how reproduction is partitioned between group members is essential in explaining the apparent reproductive altruism of cooperatively breeding... 
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Animal Behaviour, ISSN 0003-3472, 2008, Volume 75, Issue 2, pp. 519 - 527
Among the wide repertoire of vocalizations produced by social species, perhaps the most frequently heard are the ‘close’ calls (those of short duration and low... 
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Animal Behaviour, ISSN 0003-3472, 2008, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp. 3 - 11
Giving calls to alert conspecifics to the presence of food is widespread among mammals and birds. Although the circumstances affecting the function of... 
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Biology Letters, ISSN 1744-9561, 08/2016, Volume 12, Issue 8, p. 20160365
In many cooperatively breeding societies, subordinate individuals delay dispersal and independent breeding. The length of time that subordinates delay... 
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Animal Behaviour, ISSN 0003-3472, 07/2016, Volume 117, pp. 187 - 195
While most current predictive models agree that the climate is changing, it is not yet clear what impact these changes will have on animal populations. It is... 
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