William A. Searcy, Ph.D. - Publications

Affiliations: 
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 
Area:
birdsong

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2016 Anderson RC, Searcy WA, Peters S, Hughes M, DuBois AL, Nowicki S. Song learning and cognitive ability are not consistently related in a songbird. Animal Cognition. PMID 27844219 DOI: 10.1007/s10071-016-1053-7  1
2015 Dubois AL, Nowicki S, Searcy WA. A test for repertoire matching in eastern song sparrows Journal of Avian Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jav.00811  1
2015 Akçay Ç, Anderson RC, Nowicki S, Beecher MD, Searcy WA. Quiet threats: Soft song as an aggressive signal in birds Animal Behaviour. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.03.009  1
2014 Nowicki S, Searcy WA. The evolution of vocal learning. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 28: 48-53. PMID 25033109 DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2014.06.007  1
2014 Lachlan RF, Anderson RC, Peters S, Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Typical versions of learned swamp sparrow song types are more effective signals than are less typical versions. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 281: 20140252. PMID 24807252 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0252  1
2014 Peters S, Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Developmental stress, song-learning, and cognition. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54: 555-67. PMID 24760795 DOI: 10.1093/icb/icu020  1
2014 Searcy WA, Akçay C, Nowicki S, Beecher MD. Aggressive Signaling in Song Sparrows and Other Songbirds Advances in the Study of Behavior. 46: 89-125. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800286-5.00003-1  1
2013 Searcy WA, Ballentine B, Anderson RC, Nowicki S. Limits to reliability in avian aggressive signals Behaviour. 150: 1129-1145. DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003052  1
2013 Searcy WA, DuBois AL, Rivera-Cáceres K, Nowicki S. A test of a hierarchical signalling model in song sparrows Animal Behaviour. 86: 309-315. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.05.019  1
2013 Anderson RC, DuBois AL, Piech DK, Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Male response to an aggressive visual signal, the wing wave display, in swamp sparrows Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 67: 593-600. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-013-1478-9  1
2012 Akçay C, Searcy WA, Campbell SE, Reed VA, Templeton CN, Hardwick KM, Beecher MD. Who initiates extrapair mating in song sparrows? Behavioral Ecology. 23: 44-50. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arr147  1
2012 Searcy WA, Sendova-Franks A, Griffith SC. Featured articles in this month's Animal Behaviour Animal Behaviour. 84: 497-498. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.07.009  1
2012 Anderson RC, Searcy WA, Hughes M, Nowicki S. The receiver-dependent cost of soft song: A signal of aggressive intent in songbirds Animal Behaviour. 83: 1443-1448. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.03.016  1
2011 van Staaden MJ, Searcy WA, Hanlon RT. Signaling aggression. Advances in Genetics. 75: 23-49. PMID 22078476 DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-380858-5.00008-3  1
2011 Nowicki S, Searcy WA. Are better singers smarter? Behavioral Ecology. 22: 10-11. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arq081  1
2011 Boogert NJ, Anderson RC, Peters S, Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Song repertoire size in male song sparrows correlates with detour reaching, but not with other cognitive measures Animal Behaviour. 81: 1209-1216. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.03.004  1
2011 Barrett L, Searcy WA. Featured Articles in This Months Animal Behaviour Animal Behaviour. 81: 359-360. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.12.008  1
2011 Searcy WA, Beecher MD. Continued scepticism that song overlapping is a signal Animal Behaviour. 81: e1-e4. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.10.013  1
2011 Juola FA, Searcy WA. Vocalizations reveal body condition and are associated with visual display traits in great frigatebirds (Fregata minor) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65: 2297-2303. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-011-1240-0  1
2011 DuBois AL, Nowicki S, Searcy WA. Discrimination of vocal performance by male swamp sparrows Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65: 717-726. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-010-1073-2  1
2011 Wheeler BC, Searcy WA, Christiansen MH, Corballis MC, Fischer J, Grüter C, Margoliash D, Owren MJ, Price T, Seyfarth R, Wild M. Communication Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition. 187-208.  1
2010 Stai SM, Searcy WA. Passive sperm loss and patterns of sperm precedence in Muscovy Ducks (Cairina moschata) Auk. 127: 495-502. DOI: 10.1525/auk.2010.09138  1
2010 Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Sexual selection and the evolution of animal signals Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. 759-766. DOI: 10.1016/B978-008045046-9.01862-3  1
2010 Searcy WA, Peters S, Kipper S, Nowicki S. Female response to song reflects male developmental history in swamp sparrows Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 64: 1343-1349. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-010-0949-5  1
2010 Searcy WA, Nowicki S. The evolution of animal communication: Reliability and deception in signaling systems The Evolution of Animal Communication: Reliability and Deception in Signaling Systems 1
2009 DuBois AL, Nowicki S, Searcy WA. Swamp sparrows modulate vocal performance in an aggressive context. Biology Letters. 5: 163-5. PMID 19087921 DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0626  1
2009 Searcy WA, Beecher MD. Song as an aggressive signal in songbirds Animal Behaviour. 78: 1281-1292. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.08.011  1
2009 Akçay C, Wood WE, Searcy WA, Templeton CN, Campbell SE, Beecher MD. Good neighbour, bad neighbour: song sparrows retaliate against aggressive rivals Animal Behaviour. 78: 97-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.03.023  1
2008 Krueger TR, Williams DA, Searcy WA. The genetic mating system of a tropical tanager Condor. 110: 559-562. DOI: 10.1525/cond.2008.8546  1
2008 Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Bird song and the problem of honest communication American Scientist. 96: 114-121. DOI: 10.1511/2008.70.114  1
2008 Anderson RC, Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Testing the function of song-matching in birds: Responses of eastern male song sparrows Melospiza melodia to partial song-matching Behaviour. 145: 347-363. DOI: 10.1163/156853908783402876  1
2008 Anderson RC, Searcy WA, Peters S, Nowicki S. Soft song in song sparrows: Acoustic structure and implications for signal function Ethology. 114: 662-676. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2008.01518.x  1
2008 Ballentine B, Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Reliable aggressive signalling in swamp sparrows Animal Behaviour. 75: 693-703. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.07.025  1
2008 Searcy WA, Anderson RC, Nowicki S. Is bird song a reliable signal of aggressive intent? A reply Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 62: 1213-1216. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-008-0569-5  1
2007 Hughes M, Anderson RC, Searcy WA, Bottensek LM, Nowicki S. Song type sharing and territory tenure in eastern song sparrows: implications for the evolution of song repertoires Animal Behaviour. 73: 701-710. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.09.013  1
2007 Anderson RC, Nowicki S, Searcy WA. Soft song in song sparrows: Response of males and females to an enigmatic signal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 61: 1267-1274. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-007-0357-7  1
2006 Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Signal interception and the use of soft song in aggressive interactions Ethology. 112: 865-872. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2006.01238.x  1
2006 Searcy WA, Anderson RC, Nowicki S. Bird song as a signal of aggressive intent Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 60: 234-241. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-006-0161-9  1
2005 Nowicki S, Searcy WA. Adaptive priorities in brain development: theoretical comment on Pravosudov et al. (2005). Behavioral Neuroscience. 119: 1415-8. PMID 16300450 DOI: 10.1037/0735-7044.119.5.1415  1
2005 Anderson RC, Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Partial song matching in an eastern population of song sparrows, Melospiza melodia Animal Behaviour. 69: 189-196. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.02.019  1
2005 Nowicki S, Searcy WA. Song and mate choice in birds: How the development of behavior helps us understand function Auk. 122: 1-14.  1
2004 Nowicki S, Searcy WA. Song function and the evolution of female preferences: why birds sing, why brains matter. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1016: 704-23. PMID 15313801 DOI: 10.1196/annals.1298.012  1
2004 Hyman J, Hughes M, Searcy WA, Nowicki S. Individual variation in the strength of territory defense in male song sparrows: Correlates of age, territory tenure, and neighbor aggressiveness Behaviour. 141: 15-27. DOI: 10.1163/156853904772746574  1
2004 Searcy WA, Peters S, Nowicki S. Effects of early nutrition on growth rate and adult size in song sparrows Melospiza melodia Journal of Avian Biology. 35: 269-279. DOI: 10.1111/j.0908-8857.2004.03247.x  1
2003 Searcy WA, Nowicki S, Peters S. Phonology and geographic song discrimination in song sparrows Ethology. 109: 23-35. DOI: 10.1046/j.1439-0310.2003.00835.x  1
2002 Searcy WA, Nowicki S, Hughes M, Peters S. Geographic song discrimination in relation to dispersal distances in song sparrows. The American Naturalist. 159: 221-30. PMID 18707375 DOI: 10.1086/338509  1
2002 Nowicki S, Searcy WA, Peters S. Brain development, song learning and mate choice in birds: a review and experimental test of the "nutritional stress hypothesis". Journal of Comparative Physiology. a, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 188: 1003-14. PMID 12471497 DOI: 10.1007/s00359-002-0361-3  1
2002 Nowicki S, Searcy WA, Peters S. Quality of song learning affects female response to male bird song. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 269: 1949-54. PMID 12350258 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2124  1
2002 Nowicki S, Searcy WA, Krueger T, Hughes M. Individual variation in response to simulated territorial challenge among territory-holding song sparrows Journal of Avian Biology. 33: 253-259. DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-048X.2002.330307.x  1
2001 Pribil S, Searcy WA. Experimental confirmation of the polygyny threshold model for red-winged blackbirds. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 268: 1643-6. PMID 11487413 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2001.1720  1
2001 Nowicki S, Searcy WA, Hughes M, Podos J. The evolution of bird song: Male and female response to song innovation in swamp sparrows Animal Behaviour. 62: 1189-1195. DOI: 10.1006/anbe.2001.1854  1
2000 Searcy WA, Nowicki S, Hogan C. Song type variants and aggressive context Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 48: 358-363.  1
2000 Peters S, Searcy WA, Beecher MD, Nowicki S. Geographic variation in the organization of Song Sparrow repertoires Auk. 117: 936-942.  1
1999 Searcy WA, Nowicki S, Peters S. Song types as fundamental units in vocal repertoires. Animal Behaviour. 58: 37-44. PMID 10413538 DOI: 10.1006/anbe.1999.1128  1
1999 Nowicki S, Peters S, Searcy WA, Clayton C. The development of within-song type variation in song sparrows. Animal Behaviour. 57: 1257-1264. PMID 10373259 DOI: 10.1006/anbe.1999.1098  1
1999 Melman DS, Searcy WA. Microgeographic song discrimination in a nonterritorial passerine, the Boat-tailed Grackle Condor. 101: 845-848.  1
1999 Searcy WA, Yasukawa K, Lanyon S. Evolution of polygyny in the ancestors of Red-winged Blackbirds Auk. 116: 5-19.  1
1998 Hughes M, Nowicki S, Searcy WA, Peters S. Song-type sharing in song sparrows: Implications for repertoire function and song learning Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 42: 437-446. DOI: 10.1007/s002650050458  1
1998 Nowicki S, Searcy WA, Huches M. The territory defense function of song in song sparrows: A test with the speaker occupation design Behaviour. 135: 615-628.  1
1997 Ziolkowski DJ, Johnson LS, Hannam KM, Searcy WA. Coordination of female nest attentiveness with male song output in the cavity-nesting House Wren Troglodytes aedon Journal of Avian Biology. 28: 9-14.  1
1997 Searcy WA, Capp MS. Estradiol dosage and the solicitation display assay in red-winged blackbirds Condor. 99: 826-828.  1
1997 Searcy WA, Nowicki S, Hughes M. The response of male and female song sparrows to geographic variation in song Condor. 99: 651-657.  1
1996 Searcy WA, Yasukawa K. The reproductive success of secondary females relative to that of monogamous and primary females in Red-winged Blackbirds Journal of Avian Biology. 27: 225-230.  1
1996 Johnson LS, Searcy WA. Female attraction to male song in house wrens (Troglodytes aedon) Behaviour. 133: 357-366.  1
1996 Searcy WA. Sound-pressure levels and song preferences in female red- winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) (Aves, Emberizidae) Ethology. 102: 187-196.  1
1995 SEARCY WA, PODOS J, PETERS S, NOWICKI S. Discrimination of song types and variants in song sparrows Animal Behaviour. 49: 1219-1226. DOI: 10.1006/anbe.1995.0154  1
1993 Johnson LS, Searcy WA. Nest site quality, female mate choice, and polygyny in the house wren Troglodytes aedon Ethology. 95: 265-277.  1
1992 Searcy WA. Song repertoire and mate choice in birds American Zoologist. 32: 71-80. DOI: 10.1093/icb/32.1.71  1
1991 Capp MS, Searcy WA. Acoustical communication of aggressive intentions by territorial male bobolinks Behavioral Ecology. 2: 319-326. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/2.4.319  1
1991 Capp MS, Searcy WA. An experimental study of song type function in the bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 28: 179-186. DOI: 10.1007/BF00172169  1
1991 Searcy WA, Eriksson D, Lundberg A. Deceptive behavior in pied flycatchers Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 29: 167-175. DOI: 10.1007/BF00166398  1
1990 Searcy WA. Species recognition of song by female red-winged blackbirds Animal Behaviour. 40: 1119-1127. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-3472(05)80178-2  1
1990 Searcy WA, Yasukawa K. Use of the song repertoire in intersexual and intrasexual contexts by male red-winged blackbirds Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 27: 123-128. DOI: 10.1007/BF00168455  1
1989 Searcy WA, Yasukawa K. Alternative models of territorial polygyny in birds American Naturalist. 134: 323-343. DOI: 10.1086/284984  1
1989 Searcy WA. Pseudoreplication, external validity and the design of playback experiments Animal Behaviour. 38: 715-717. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-3472(89)80019-3  1
1989 Searcy WA. Function of male courtship vocalizations in red-winged blackbirds Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 24: 325-331. DOI: 10.1007/BF00290909  1
1988 Searcy WA. Do female red-winged blackbirds limit their own breeding densities? Ecology. 69: 85-95.  1
1988 Searcy WA, Brenowitz EA. Sexual differences in species recognition of avian song Nature. 332: 152-154.  1
1987 Searcy WA, Marler P. Response of sparrows to songs of deaf and isolation-reared males: further evidence for innate auditory templates. Developmental Psychobiology. 20: 509-19. PMID 3678616 DOI: 10.1002/dev.420200505  1
1986 Searcy WA. Are female red-winged blackbirds territorial? Animal Behaviour. 34: 1381-1391. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-3472(86)80209-3  1
1986 Searcy WA, Andersson M. Sexual selection and the evolution of song Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. Vol. 17. 507-533.  1
1985 Searcy WA, Marler P, Peters SS. Songs of isolation-reared sparrows function in communication, but are significantly less effective than learned songs Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 17: 223-229. DOI: 10.1007/BF00300140  1
1985 Yasukawa K, Searcy WA. Song repertoires and density assessment in red-winged blackbirds: further tests of the Beau Geste hypothesis Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 16: 171-175. DOI: 10.1007/BF00295152  1
1984 Searcy WA. Song repertoire size and female preferences in song sparrows Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 14: 281-286. DOI: 10.1007/BF00299499  1
1983 Searcy WA, Yasukawa K. Sexual selection and red-winged blackbirds. American Scientist. 71: 166-74. PMID 17726844  1
1983 Searcy WA. Response to multiple song types in male song sparrows and field sparrows Animal Behaviour. 31: 948-949. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-3472(83)80251-6  1
1982 Yasukawa K, Searcy WA. Aggression in female Red-Winged Blackbirds: A strategy to ensure male parental investment Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 11: 13-17. DOI: 10.1007/BF00297660  1
1982 Searcy WA. The evolutionary effects of mate selection Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. Volume 13. 57-85.  1
1982 Searcy WA, Searcy MH, Marler P. The response of swamp sparrows to acoustically distinct song types Behaviour. 80: 70-83.  1
1981 Searcy WA, Marler P. A test for responsiveness to song structure and programming in female sparrows. Science (New York, N.Y.). 213: 926-8. PMID 17775278 DOI: 10.1126/science.213.4510.926  1
1981 Searcy WA, Marler P, Peters SS. Species song discrimination in adult female song and swamp sparrows Animal Behaviour. 29: 997-1003. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-3472(81)80053-X  1
1981 Searcy WA. Sexual selection and aggressiveness in male red-winged blackbirds Animal Behaviour. 29: 958-960. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-3472(81)80037-1  1
1981 Searcy WA, McArthur PD, Peters SS, Marler P. Response of male song and swamp sparrows to neighbour, stranger, and self songs Behaviour. 77: 152-163.  1
1980 Searcy WA. Optimum body sizes at different ambient temperatures: an energetics explanation of Bergmann's Rule. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 83: 579-93. PMID 7431928 DOI: 10.1016/0022-5193(80)90190-3  1
1980 Searcy WA, Wingfield JC. The effects of androgen and antiandrogen on dominance and aggressiveness in male red-winged blackbirds. Hormones and Behavior. 14: 126-35. PMID 7191404 DOI: 10.1016/0018-506X(80)90004-5  1
1980 Peters SS, Searcy WA, Marler P. Species song discrimination in choice experiments with territorial male swamp and song sparrows Animal Behaviour. 28: 393-404. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-3472(80)80048-0  1
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