Data from: Horizontal transmission of the father’s song in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

Sébastien Derégnaucourt, Manfred Gahr & S. Deregnaucourt
As is the case for human speech, birdsong is transmitted across generations by imitative learning. Although transfer of song patterns from adults to juveniles typically occurs via vertical or oblique transmission, there is also evidence of horizontal transmission between juveniles of the same generation. Here, we show that a young male zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) that has been exposed to its father during the sensitive period for song learning can lead a brother, that has...
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