Close-range vocal interaction in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

Rogier Landman, Jitendra Sharma, Julia B Hyman, Adrian Fanucci-Kiss, Olivia Meisner, Shivangi Parmar, Guoping Feng, Robert Desimone. PloS one, Apr 2020.


Vocal communication in animals often involves taking turns vocalizing. In humans, turn-taking is a fundamental rule in conversation. Among non-human primates, the common marmoset is known to engage in antiphonal calling using phee calls and trill calls. Calls of the trill type are the most common, yet difficult to study, because they are not very loud and uttered in conditions when animals are in close proximity to one another. Here we recorded trill calls in captive pair-housed marmosets using…