Seasonal Rates of Vocalizations in Eastern Chipmunks

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dc.creator Yahner, Richard H. en_US 2006-07-07T01:44:05Z 2006-07-07T01:44:05Z 1978-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v78, n6 (November, 1978), 301-303 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Zoology and Microbiology, Ohio University en_US
dc.description.abstract Vocalizations in a population of eastern chipmunk, Tamias striatus, were studied from October 1973 to November 1976. Mean rates of vocalizations in the population peaked in late spring (May and June) and in autumn (October and November) coinciding with the dispersal and the recruitment of spring-born and summerborn juveniles, respectively, into the population. High rates in the spring peak were also attributed to the resumption of regular, post-torpor surface activity by all members of the population. High rates in the autumn peak resulted also from a pronounced increase in above-ground activity which was associated with larder hoarding. en_US
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dc.title Seasonal Rates of Vocalizations in Eastern Chipmunks en_US