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The presence of eavesdroppers within a communication network can increase the costs associated with signalling. Hence, selection should favour the ability to vary signal structure with social context. One possible mechanism is the flexible combination of the components that form a multimodal...

Smith, C. L.; Taylor, A.; Evans, C. S.
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Animal Behaviour, 2011, 82, 3, pp 521-527