creator: Claire T Hemingway type: dataset date: 2021

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Prey exploits the auditory illusions of eavesdropping predators


Claire T Hemingway Henry D Legett, 0000-0001-9005-8641, Ximena E Bernal, 0000-0001-6155-5980


We show that male tree frogs reduce their attractiveness to eavesdropping enemies (bats and midges) by overlapping their calls at near-perfect synchrony with the calls of neighboring conspecifics taking advantage of an auditory illusion.

animal communication biological sciences communication network eavesdroppers illusion sensory exploitation synchrony

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