Manley, Geoffrey A. and Schwabedissen, Gabriele and Gleich, Otto
Morphology of the basilar papilla in the budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus.
Journal of Morphology 218 (2), pp. 153-165.
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The budgerigar is a representative of the parrot-like birds that, like song birds, have developed complex communication signals. This species is interesting in a psychoacoustic sense, in that it shows unusually good frequency discriminative abilities above about 1 kHz. To begin to understand whether the peripheral hearing organ plays a role in such specializations, we have carried out a ...
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