antiphony

"Duetting in which the partners take up the burden of the song in alternation, with such accuracy that the observer may not be aware taht two birds are singing. Part of the courtship and post-courtship ritual maintaining the pair bond." [1]


References

  1. Broughton WB. Glossarial Index. In: Acoustic Behavior of Animals. Acoustic Behavior of Animals. Elsevier; 1963.
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