Journal Article

Responses of vervet monkeys in large troops to terrestrial and aerial predator alarm calls

Nicholas Ducheminsky, S. Peter Henzi and Louise Barrett

in Behavioral Ecology

Published on behalf of International Society for Behavioral Ecology

Volume 25, issue 6, pages 1474-1484
Published in print January 2014 | ISSN: 1045-2249
Published online August 2014 | e-ISSN: 1465-7279 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/aru151
Responses of vervet monkeys in large troops to terrestrial and aerial predator alarm calls

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Classic work on vervet monkeys demonstrated that they produce predator-specific alarm-calls that produce distinctive predator avoidance responses in the monkeys that hear them. We conducted observations and vocalization playback experiments on 2 groups of vervets that live in similar habitat, but in much larger groups, to those studied originally. We show that the response to predators differs from the original study in ways that accord with this difference in group size.

Keywords: Chlorocebus pygerythrus; playback experiments; vocalizations; predation risk; group size; referential.

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Subjects: Evolutionary Biology ; Ecology and Conservation ; Zoology and Animal Sciences

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