Unformatted text preview: The bird’s behavior was observed for 10 minutes prior to any playback, and then observed again for 10 minutes while the recording was played. The recording was then turned off and the bird’s behavior was again observed for another 10 minutes. The recording of the mockingbird’s song was then played in the center of the territory and observations were again made for 10 minutes during and after playback. The entire process was then repeated using the same tape recordings, instead placed at the edge of the territory, which was approximately 10 meters from the center. The total duration of the experiment was 1 hour and 40 minutes Scan sampling was used to determine the span of behavioral states by recording the behavior observed every 10 seconds. Any other brief behavioral events were noted....
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- Spring '11
- Mockingbird, Mimus, Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, Carolina Wren, single Northern Mockingbird