Timing is everything: Acoustic niche partitioning in two tropical wet forest bird communities

Patrick Hart, Thomas Ibanez, Kristina Paxton & Esthér Sebastián-González
When acoustic signals sent from individuals overlap in frequency and time, acoustic interference and signal masking may occur. Under the acoustic niche hypothesis (ANH), signaling behavior has evolved to partition acoustic space and minimize overlap with other calling individuals through selection on signal structure and/or the sender’s ability to adjust the timing of signals. Alternately, under the acoustic clustering hypothesis, there is potential benefit to convergence and synchronization of the structural or temporal characteristics of...
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