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dc.contributor.supervisor Iwaniuk, Andrew N.
dc.contributor.author O'Neil, Nicholas Patrick Paul
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T17:07:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T17:07:49Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4609
dc.description.abstract The use of sonations in avian courtship displays is described for many species, however, the function and variation with these non-vocal acoustic displays has rarely been investigated. Perhaps the only well studied sonation used by a bird is the wing snap display of the golden-collared manakin. My thesis focuses on the use and function of a non-vocal drumming display used by male ruffed grouse during the breeding season. This thesis presents data that the non-vocal drumming display of the ruffed grouse is used in similar fashion to bird song and calls. That is, drumming peaks in activity during the morning hours much like a dawn chorus. Additionally drumming appears to function in part like a contact call, attracting potential mates and marking a male’s location within the environment. This is to the best of my knowledge, the first report of a daily change in a display performance reported for sonations. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NSRC 40344-4220-8001 en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Neuroscience en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science)
dc.subject ruffed grouse en_US
dc.subject drumming display en_US
dc.subject non-vocal acoustic signal en_US
dc.subject behaviour en_US
dc.title The use and function of the ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) non-vocal drumming display across the breeding season en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Neuroscience en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0602 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0306 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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