2021
DOI: 10.1186/s12983-020-00383-9 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Background The rutting vocal display of male impala Aepyceros melampus is unique for its complexity among ruminants. This study investigates bouts of rutting calls produced towards potential mates and rival males by free-ranging male impala in Namibia. In particular, a comparison of male rutting and alarm snorts is conducted, inspired by earlier findings of mate guarding by using alarm snorts in male topi Damaliscus lunatus. Results Rutting male im… Show more

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