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Cheyleen M. Davis, "A Nesting Study of the Brown Creeper," The Living Bird Seventeenth Annual of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, 1978

LOCATION OF INTRASPECIFIC COMPETITION WHERE ESTABLISHED TERRITORIES LOOSELY ADJOINED, 5 JUNE 1973 AT NEITHERCUT

As far as I could determine, creepers rarely sang from these distinct perches after territory establishment. Males stopped briefly to sing on lower tree trunks as they searched for food. Regardless of position, however, males establishing or maintaining territories often answered other males in adjacent territories during singing periods.

Singing rates were directly proportional to the amount of observed intraspecific territorial competition in the nesting areas at both Neithercut and Reese's Bog.