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The evolutionary origin of variation in song length and frequency in the avian family Cettiidae
Beijing Normal Univ, Minist Educ, Key Lab Biodivers & Ecol Engn, Coll Life Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China.;Univ Chicago, Dept Ecol & Evolut, 940 E 57Th St, Chicago, IL 60637 USA..
Univ Chicago, Dept Ecol & Evolut, 940 E 57Th St, Chicago, IL 60637 USA..
Beijing Normal Univ, Minist Educ, Key Lab Biodivers & Ecol Engn, Coll Life Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal ecology. Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Swedish Species Informat Ctr, Uppsala, Sweden.;Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Zool, Key Lab Zool Systemat & Evolut, Beijing, Peoples R China..
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Avian Biology, ISSN 0908-8857, E-ISSN 1600-048X, Vol. 48, no 10, p. 1295-1300Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aspects of bird song have been shown to correlate with morphological and ecological features, including beak and body size, and habitat. Here we study evolution of song length and song frequency among 30 species belonging to the Cettiidae. Frequency is negatively correlated with body size, and song length increases with latitude. Although migration distance correlates with latitude, the association of song length with latitude is only present within the non-migratory species, implying the association is not a consequence of migration. We place these correlations in a historical framework to show that the body size-frequency association arose early in the group, but the latitude-song length association is more evolutionarily labile. We suggest that latitudinal correlates of song length may reflect increased importance of sexual selection by female choice.

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2017. Vol. 48, no 10, p. 1295-1300
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-340962DOI: 10.1111/jav.01366ISI: 000414072600003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-340962DiVA, id: diva2:1180794
Available from: 2018-02-06 Created: 2018-02-06 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved

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