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Morphology of the basilar papilla in the budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-36990
Manley, Geoffrey A. ; Schwabedissen, Gabriele ; Gleich, Otto
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:43


Abstract

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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