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dc.contributor.authorSpottiswoode, Claireen
dc.contributor.authorBegg, Keith Sen
dc.contributor.authorBegg, Colleen Men
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-03T13:54:43Z
dc.date.available2016-08-03T13:54:43Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-22en
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/256963
dc.description.abstractGreater honeyguides (Indicator indicator) lead human honey-hunters to wild bees' nests, in a rare example of a mutualistic foraging partnership between humans and free-living wild animals. We show experimentally that a specialized vocal sound made by Mozambican honey-hunters seeking bees' nests elicits elevated cooperative behavior from honeyguides. The production of this sound increased the probability of being guided by a honeyguide from about 33% to 66%, and the overall probability of thus finding a bees’ nest from 17% to 54%, as compared to other animal or human sounds of similar amplitude. These results provide experimental evidence that a wild animal in a natural setting responds adaptively to a human signal of cooperation.
dc.description.sponsorshipCNS was supported by a BBSRC David Phillips Research Fellowship (BB/J014109/1) and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
dc.titleReciprocal signaling in honeyguide-human mutualismen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from AAAS via http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aaf4885en
prism.endingPage389
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameScienceen
prism.startingPage387
prism.volume353en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.895
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-06-28en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1126/science.aaf4885en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-07-22en
dc.contributor.orcidSpottiswoode, Claire [0000-0003-3232-9559]
dc.identifier.eissn1095-9203
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idBBSRC (BB/J014109/1)
datacite.issupplementedby.doi10.5061/dryad.8c65sen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-01-22


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