Degree of prevalence of different song types of chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs L.) in populations of the European Russia


When studying song organizations of chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs L.), we find the unique typological parities (ratio) of songs in different local populations of a species-specific area. The degree of prevalence of different chaffinch song types can’t correspond to percentage proceeding from their general (common) number in a population. Thus different areas of Russia are forming original (different) song cultures of chaffinch, consisting of the certain set and a parity (ratio) of song types, frequently including the so-called dialect song forms, that have been observed. The complex interrelation of geographical variability and structural variability of chaffinch song in many respects gives a support in an evolutionary view from the given aspect.

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Astakhova, O. (2014) Degree of prevalence of different song types of chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs L.) in populations of the European Russia. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 4, 31-37. doi: 10.4236/ojas.2014.41005.

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