Behaviors and Characteristics of Occupying Territorial Song of Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) During Breeding Season
- Received Date: 1900-01-01
- Rev Recd Date: 1900-01-01
- Publish Date: 2004-04-22
Abstract: Behaviors and characteristics of the occupying territorial song of spotted dove (Streptopelia chinensis) were studied during the breeding season in Nanchong,Sichuan from April to June,2003.The data were collected by observation and recording in the wild.The records were processed with computerized analysis soft.The results showed that the occupying territorial songs of spotted dove had two types.The songs were different between the male and female.Every song was composed of three syllables.The behavior of the occupying territorial song of spotted dove was responsive.Furthermore,the sequences of singing in each roosting situs were similar.The diurnal frequencies of the occupying territorial song had a great variation and there were three peak periods every day.It was in different phases that the frequencies of the occupying territorial song had also great variation in breeding season.
|Citation:||ZHOU You-bing, ZHANG Jing-xia, LI Hong, ZHANG Jun, HU Jin-chu. Behaviors and Characteristics of Occupying Territorial Song of Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) During Breeding Season. Zoological Research, 2004, 25(2): 153-157.|