Conspecific Attraction: Are Birds Attracted to Their Own Species Songs?

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  • Dates: 2014–present

Some species of songbirds will establish more readily in an area if songs from other males of their species (conspecifics) are played back on speakers during migration. However, this phenomenon has not been tested for many species of birds in Michigan. Conducted at 20-40 sites in Northern Michigan, this research was designed to test whether playing the conspecific (male bird species) songs of five bird species increases establishment rates of those species.


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