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Science, 205:702-705. ,1975, Song dialects and demes in sedentary populations of the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys nuttalli). Univ. California Publ.

He creates his song repertoire by combining the syllables in a variety of set ways, with up to 50 in each song at rates roughly equivalent to those for syllable production in speech (Lenneberg, 1967). Study by Kroodsma (1981) of the songs of males with adjacent territories yields another finding, that many syllables are held in common. Each bird arranges them in different ways, however. The 25 THE ONTOGENY OF BIRDSONG Males have individually unique repertoires of about 30 song types. Each 8-second song Males have individually unique repertoires of about 30 song types.

Thus, the right eye systems at this age are prepared to class together stimuli which are similar but not identical, whereas the left eye systems are not, showing instead special interest in position in space. Futher, male chicks show more profound differences between left and right systems than do females. Gabriel Horn has shown that imprinting in chicks produces both biochemical and morphological unilateral changes in STATE DEPENDENT RESPONSES 17 the hyperstriatum ventrale of the telencephalon, and that there are associated differences of laterality.

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