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Estrous Calls in Captive Asian Chipmunks, Tamias sibiricus
Barbara H. Blake
Journal of Mammalogy
Vol. 73, No. 3 (Aug., 1992), pp. 597-603
Published by: American Society of Mammalogists
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1382031
Page Count: 7
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Calls were recorded from captive females of Tamias sibiricus that were in estrus. Calls were short, sharp broadband "chips" given in series. There were three types of calls, a frequency modulated call, a simple constant-frequency call, and a two-note constant-frequency call. From behavioral contexts, it appeared that the frequency modulated call, given at fast-repetition rate, was an advertising call, and all three, given at slow rates, were courtship calls used during close interaction with the male.
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