Impacts of noise pollution on the agonistic interactions of the saffron finch (Sicalis flaveola Linnaeus, 1766)

de Oliveira Passos, MF, Beirão, MV, Midamegbe, A, Duarte, RHL, Young, RJ ORCID: and de Azevedo, CS 2020, 'Impacts of noise pollution on the agonistic interactions of the saffron finch (Sicalis flaveola Linnaeus, 1766)' , Behavioural Processes, 180 , p. 104222.

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Impacts of noise pollution are recognized as a source of stress for animals and as a form of environmental degradation. Behavioural changes associated with noise, such as reduction of reproductive success, reduction in feeding behaviour, increase in vigilance behaviours and inability to detect environment acoustic signals, are observed. The aim of the present study was to evaluate how noise influences aggressive behaviour of the saffron finch (Sicalis flaveola). We conducted tests of territoriality-aggressiveness against conspecifics. Seven individuals were tested, with six tests per individual being conducted in two treatments (traffic pollution and ambient noise), totalling 84 tests. The noise treatment significantly altered the agonistic interactions of the saffron finches, with territorial males exhibiting less aggressive behaviours towards intruders.

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Additional Information: ** Article version: AM ** Embargo end date: 31-12-9999 ** From Elsevier via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for AM version of this article: This article is under embargo with an end date yet to be finalised. **Journal IDs: issn 03766357 **History: issue date 21-08-2020; accepted 14-08-2020
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Behavioural Processes
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0376-6357
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Funders: National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 09:23
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:44

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