Data from: Early-life lessons of the courtship dance in a dance-duetting songbird, the Java sparrow

Masayo Soma, Midori Iwama, Ryoko Nakajima & Rika Endo
Vocal-learners, such as songbirds, must practice singing in a developmentally sensitive period to master songs. Yet, knowledge remains limited about the development of visual displays in birds, even when courtship includes well-coordinated vocalizations (songs) and body motions. The Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) is a species of songbird that exhibits a courtship duet dancing exchange between the sexes, with this behaviour driving mating success. In this study, juvenile male Java sparrows were observed in captivity, showing...
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