Canary (Serinus canaria forma domestica)

Birds use vocalizations in various behavioral contexts such as finding a mate and defending a territory. However, after the initial production, sound can be altered by ambient noise and initial physical properties of vocalizations can be lost. [more]
Song development in songbirds is dependent on sex hormones. It has been shown that testosterone treatment is affecting singing behavior by stereotyping the structure of song. [more]
Canaries live under seasonal constraints. The adaptation to the changes of external parameters has influence on structure and functionality of the avian vocal control system. [more]
Songs from songbirds are a motor skill learned during specific periods, reaching a 'crystallized' state during development for some songbird species, or seasonally -every spring- for other species. [more]
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