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Dr. Sarah Kiefer

Dr. Sarah Kiefer

Mentoring-Referat bis 2015

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin bis März 2014



Age-related Changes in Song Characteristics of Nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos) - a Model to Investigate the Acquisition of Large Song Repertoires

Kipper S, Kiefer S, Bartsch C, Weiss M (2014) Female calling? Song responses to conspecific call playbacks in nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos). Animal Behaviour. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.11.011 Kiefer S, Scharff C, Hultsch H, Kipper S (2014) Learn it now, sing it later? Field and laboratory studies on song repertoire acquisition and song use in nightingales. Naturwissenschaften September 2014,  doi:10.1007/s00114-014-1236-5 Weiss M, Kiefer S, Kipper S (2012) Buzzwords in Females’ Ears? The Use of Buzz Songs in the Communication of Nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos). PLoS ONE 7(9): e45057. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045057 Kiefer S, Scharff C, Kipper, S (2011) Does age matter in song bird vocal interactions? Results from interactive playback experiments. Frontiers in Zoology 8:29. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-8-29 Kipper S & Kiefer S (2010) Age-related changes in bird’s singing styles: on fresh tunes and fading voices? (Review). Advances in the Study of Behaviour 41: 77-118. Kiefer S, Sommer C, Scharff C and Kipper S (2010) Singing the Popular Songs? Nightingales Share More Song Types with Their Breeding Population in Their Second Season than in Their First. Ethology 116: 619-626 Kiefer S, Sommer C, Scharff C, Kipper S and Mundry R (2009) Tuning towards tomorrow? Common nightingales Luscinia megarhynchos change and increase their song repertoires from the first to the second breeding season. J. Avian Biol. 40: 231-236 Kiefer, S. and Hultsch, H. (2006) Age related increase of song type repertoires in Common nightingales Luscinia megarhynchos. J. Ornithol. 147 suppl. (2006), p. 96. Kiefer, S., Spiess, A., Kipper, S., Mundry, R., Sommer, C., Hultsch, H. & Todt, D. (2006) First year common nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos) have smaller repertoire sizes than older males. Ethology 112, 1217-1224.