Honest Lovers? Fallow Buck Groans Reveal Their Status And Size During The Rut

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 17:21 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have show for the first time that sexually selected vocalizations can signal social dominance in mammals other than primates, and reveal that the independent acoustic components -- fundamental frequency (pitch) and formant frequencies -- encode information on dominance status and body size, respectively.

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