Female preference for temporal features of vocalization in the Japanese treefrog, Rhacophorus arboreus

Eiiti Kasuya, Takako Kobayashi, Masahiro Ootaki, Nobuhiro Oota, Asami Takada

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Female preference for the different temporal features of advertisement calls by males was studied in the foam-nesting treefrog, Rhacophorus arboreus. Field observations showed that females were attracted to males making more calls, calling in more bouts of vocalization and leading choruses. In phonotactic experiments in the laboratory, however, females were attracted to vocalizations with more total notes while they were not attracted to chorus leaders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Ethology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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