The Gall Lab has just published a paper entitled “Frequency sensitivity in the auditory periphery of male and female black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus)”. The first author is one of the first student members of the Gall Lab, Arick Wong.
In this paper we investigated the what frequencies of sound the black-capped chickadee is able to detect. We found that they were very similar to the Carolina Chickadee, although their range of hearing appears to be a bit more narrow. We suspect that a combination of both the call and song structure may be important in determining the frequency sensitivity of species in the chickadee family.
You can access the paper here for free through December 30th.
Wong, A. and Gall, M.D. 2015. Frequency sensitivity in the auditory periphery of male and female black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus). Zoology 118: 357-363.