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Wissenschaftliche Publikationen


Sprau P, Roth T, Amrhein V & Naguib M. 2013. Effects of previous intrusion pressure on territorial responses in nightingales. Journal of Ornithology, in press.

Sprau P, Roth T, Amrhein V & Naguib M. 2013. The predictive value of trill performance in a large repertoire songbird, the nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos. Journal of Avian Biology, 44:001-008.


Sprau P, Roth T, Naguib M & Amrhein V. 2012. Communication in the third dimension: Song perch height of rivals affects singing responses in nightingales. PloS ONE 7(3).

Sprau P, Roth T, Amrhein V & Naguib M. 2012. Distance-dependent responses by eavesdroppers on neighbor-stranger interactions in nightingales. Animal Behaviour 83: 961-968.

Roth T, Sprau P, Naguib M & Amrhein V. 2012. Sexually selected signaling in birds: a case for Bayesian change-point analysis of behavioral routines. AUK, 129: 660-669.


Naguib M, Kunc HP, Sprau P, Roth T & Amrhein V. 2011. Communication networks and spatial ecology in nightingales. Advances in the Study of Behavior 43: 239-271.


Sprau P & Mundry R. 2010. Song type sharing in common nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos) and its implications for cultural evolution. Animal Behaviour 80: 427-434.

Sprau P, Roth T, Schmidt R, Amrhein V & Naguib M. 2010. Communication across territory boundaries: distance dependent responses in nightingales. Behavioral Ecology 21: 1011-1017.

Sprau P, Schmidt R, Roth T, Amrhein V & Naguib M. 2010. Effects of rapid broadband trills on responses to song overlapping in nightingales. Ethology 116: 300-308.

Amy M, Sprau P, de Goede P, & Naguib M. 2010. Effects of personality on territory defence in communication networks: a playback experiment with radio-tagged great tits. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 277: 3685-3692.


Roth T, Sprau P, Schmidt R, Naguib M & Amrhein V. 2009. Sex-specific timing of mate searching and territory prospecting in the nightingale: nocturnal life of females. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 276: 2045-2050. Highlighted in Nature 458:10.


Naguib M, Schmidt R, Sprau P, Roth T, Flörcke C & Amrhein V. 2008. The ecology of vocal signaling: male spacing and communication distance of different song traits in nightingales. Behavioral Ecology 19: 1034-1040.

Weitere Publikationen

Bergmann HH, Helb HW, Baumann S, assisted by Engländer W, Schmidt R and Sprau P. 2008. Die Stimmen der Vögel Europas. AULA-Verlag GmbH Wiebelsheim.