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    • Black-capped chickadees categorize songs based on features that vary geographically 

      Hahn, Allison; Hoeschele, M; Guillette, Lauren Mary; Hoang, J; McMillan, N; Congdon, J; Campbell, K; Mennil, D; Otter, K; Grava, T; Ratcliffe, L; Sturdy, C (2016-02) - Journal article
      The songs of many songbird species vary geographically, yet, the songs of black-capped chickadees, Poecile atricapillus, show remarkable consistency across most of the species' North American range. Previous research has ...
    • Discrimination of male black-capped chickadee songs : relationship between acoustic preference and performance accuracy 

      Hahn, Allison H.; Guillette, Lauren Mary; Hoeschele, Marisa; Otter, Kenneth A.; Ratcliffe, Laurene M.; Sturdy, Christopher B. (2017-04) - Journal article
      Many species form social groups with dominance hierarchies. Often, individuals possess a status signal that indicates dominance rank. Songbirds produce songs that are used to attract mates or repel rivals, and acoustic ...
    • Linking personality and cognition : a meta-analysis 

      Dougherty, Liam Robert; Guillette, Lauren Mary (2018-09-26) - Journal item
      In the past decade, several conceptual papers have linked variation in animal personality to variation in cognition, and recent years have seen a flood of empirical studies testing this link. However, these results have ...
    • Nest building, the forgotten behaviour 

      Guillette, Lauren Mary; Healy, Susan Denise (2015-12) - Journal article
      In the last decade tool manufacture in birds has transformed the landscape of animal cognition. As tool manufacture, however, is rare and practised by species that are not commonplace it is not a particularly useful model ...
    • Social learning about construction behaviour via an artefact 

      Breen, Alexis J.; Bonneaud, Clémence C.; Healy, Susan D.; Guillette, Lauren Mary (2019-05) - Journal article
      One source of public information may be the enduring products of others’ behaviour, such as discarded tools or vacated nests. Here, we examined whether observation of a nest affects the material captive zebra finch males ...
    • Social learning in nest-building birds : a role for familiarity 

      Guillette, Lauren Mary; Scott, Alice C Y; Healy, Susan Denise (2016-03) - Journal article
      It is becoming apparent that birds learn from their own experiences of nest building. What is not clear is whether birds can learn from watching conspecifics build. As social learning allows an animal to gain information ...
    • What can nest-building birds teach us? 

      Breen, Alexis; Guillette, Lauren Mary; Healy, Susan Denise (2016) - Journal article
      For many years nest building in birds has been considered a remarkable behaviour. Perhaps just as remarkable is the public and scholarly consensus that bird nests are achieved by instinct alone. Here we take the opportunity ...