Combined effects of physiological condition and environmental attributes in determining call plasticity

Combined effects of physiological condition and environmental attributes in determining call... •Male frog calls were recorded under different levels of microhabitat attenuation.•Individual temporal and spectral call properties and body condition were recorded.•Frogs adjusted their calls but unexpected behavioral responses to treatments emerged.•Plasticity appears as a compromise between improving performance and reducing call-associated costs.•Males in better condition better adjusted their calls to habitat propagation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behavioural Processes Elsevier

Combined effects of physiological condition and environmental attributes in determining call plasticity

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0376-6357
eISSN
1872-8308
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.beproc.2018.05.007
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Abstract

•Male frog calls were recorded under different levels of microhabitat attenuation.•Individual temporal and spectral call properties and body condition were recorded.•Frogs adjusted their calls but unexpected behavioral responses to treatments emerged.•Plasticity appears as a compromise between improving performance and reducing call-associated costs.•Males in better condition better adjusted their calls to habitat propagation.

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Behavioural ProcessesElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2018

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