Controlled Vocabulary: Type of Call

While this controlled vocabulary is for call type, a possible use case is to compare calls with the same or similar function. Some gomphocerine grasshoppers, for example, have multiple distinct types of call between the successful attraction of a mate and mating. These call types can be grouped together using a higher-level term (in this case PrematingSong) to facilitate analysis by call function.

Agreement Song

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#AgreementSong

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The female’s response to the male song when she is receptive to mating and at close proximity. This is rarely heard in the field, but unmated females in the laboratory may sing spontaneously (Ragge and Reynolds 1998). Along with Courtship Song and Jumping Song considered a 'Premating Song' by Dumortier (1963).

Related terms

SynonymAttraction Songen
SynonymInvitation Callen

Broader term

Premating Songen

Calling Song

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#CallingSong

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The calling song is produced by a male in order to attract a female (in species which also have a separate song for courtship the calling song is used to bring a pair together before the courtship rituals). Multiple males may join together to form a chorus, either synchronising or alternating their calling songs. This is the most commonly produced sound by male orthopterans and cicadas.

Related terms

SynonymSpontaneous Songen
SynonymProclamation Songen
SynonymAdvertisment Songen
SynonymCommon Songen
SynonymOrdinary Songen
SynonymSolitary Songen
SynonymUsual Songen
SynonymWonted Songen
SynonymIndifferent Songen

Congregational Song

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#CongregationalSong

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Dumortier (1963) discusses differences between the congregating song and the calling song: "the congregational song does not only attract the opposite sex whereas the calling song does. The congregational song produces the grouping of males, females or larvae.

Related terms

SynonymAggregating Songen

Courtship Song

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#CourtshipSong

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A special courtship song may be produced by the male when in close proximity to the female. Along with Response Song considered a 'Premating Song' by Dumortier (1963).

Related terms

SynonymSerenade Songen

Broader term

Premating Songen

Defensive Call

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#DefensiveCall

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A call made to deter against perceived threats. The bush cricket Anyclecha fenestrata has defensive calls in both sexes (Greven et al. 2013) as do representatives of the beetle family Lamiinae (Finn et al. 1972).

Related terms

SynonymAlarm Callen
SynonymProtest Sounden
SynonymDisturbance Songen

Flight Noise

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#FlightNoise

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A distinction is made between ’Flight Noise’ as the ’buzzing’ sound made by many insects during any flight due to the movement of the wings, and crepitation where the sound is made by a different method. Crepitation in some species is facultative (occurring only in special display flights) whereas in others it occurs in all flights. Flight Noise is considered to be a type of call in some species (e.g. the mosquito Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus 1762) described in Cator et al. 2009), whereas crepitation is a method of sound production that functions as a Calling Song in many species.

Jumping Song

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#JumpingSong

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Characteristic of the Orthoptera: Acridinae, stridulation produced directly before the male mounts the female.

Related terms

SynonymShout of triumphen

Broader term

Premating Songen

Postcopulatory Call

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#PostcopulatoryCall

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This post-mating call may function in mate-guarding and is present in some genera of the Gryllidae (Robinson and Hall 2002).

Response Call

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#ResponseCall

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Female response to the male's call during the mate-attraction phase (i.e. male-female duets for phonotaxis).

Rivalry Call

https://vocab.audioblast.org/cv/callType#RivalryCall

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The calling song of the male may attract other males, and when in close proximity they may produce a modified song known as a rivalry song - often faster or abbreviated versions of the calling song (Ragge and Reynolds 1998).

Related terms

SynonymAggressive Songen

To cite this website:

Ed Baker (2024) audioBlast Vocabulary Server (https://vocab.audioblast.org/). Accessed on March 2, 2024, 2:59 am.