- Aug 2016
which uses false alarm calls, including mimicked alarm calls
What does this alarm call sound like? Watch this youtube video to find out!
What are conspecific alarms? Conspecific means that the individuals belong to the same species.
Thus these alarms are signals that one individual calls out to warn other individuals in the same species. Think of meerkats.
However, the specific benefit drongos gain from producing such a large array of mimetic alarm calls is unclear.
Why do you think drongos can produce so many different alarm calls? What advantage may this give them?