Toshitaka Suzuki

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Toshitaka Suzuki
Kyoto University

Published Papers

Toshitaka Suzuki, David Wheatcroft, Michael Griesser
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences   375(1789) 20180405   Jan 2020   [Refereed][Invited]
Suzuki TN, Zuberbühler K
Current Biology   29(14) R669-R671   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN
Learning & Behavior   47(2) 111-114   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Suzuki Toshitaka N., Griesser Michael, Wheatcroft David
Animal Behaviour   151 267-274   May 2019   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN, Wheatcroft D, Griesser M
PLoS Biology   16(8) e2006532   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   115(7) 1541-1545   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Griesser M, Wheatcroft, D, Suzuki TN
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences   21 6-12   Jan 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Suzuki TN, Wheatcroft D, Griesser M
Current Biology   27(15) 2331-2336   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN, Kutsukake N
Royal Society Open Science   4(6) 170222   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Griesser M, Suzuki TN
The American Naturalist   189(1) 58-66   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN
Ecological Research   31(3) 307-319   May 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
© 2016 The Author(s) What do animal signals mean? This is a central question in studies on animal communication. Research into the semantics of animal signals began in 1980, with evidence that alarm calls of a non-human primate designated predator...
Suzuki TN, Wheatcroft D, Griesser M
Nature Communications   7 10986   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Griesser M, Suzuki TN
Animal Behaviour   112 83-91   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
© 2015 The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. The social acquisition of life skills is essential in a wide range of species. Field experiments have demonstrated that naïve young learn particularly from their parents how to deal with pr...
Suzuki TN
Journal of Ethology   34(1) 79-84   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
© 2015, Japan Ethological Society and Springer Japan. Japanese great tits (Parus minor) use a sophisticated system of anti-predator communication when defending their offspring: they produce different mobbing calls for different nest predators (sn...
Suzuki TN, Sakurai R
Animal Behaviour   105 79-84   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015 The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. Masquerade describes a defence by animals that have evolved to closely resemble inedible objects such as twigs, stones or bird droppings. Animals that masquerade often match their models in...
Suzuki TN
Scientific Reports   5 10239   May 2015   [Refereed]
Barnett CA, Suzuki TN, Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF
Journal of Zoology   296(1) 1-5   May 2015   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN
Animal Behaviour   87 59-65   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
Many animals use variation in their alarm calls to warn conspecifics about different predatory threats. Information about predators can be encoded by producing discrete types of alarm calls and/or through graded variation in a single call type (i....
Barnett CA, Sugita N, Suzuki TN
Mammal Study   38(4) 269-274   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Moore FR, Coetzee V, Contreras-Garduno J, Debruine LM, Kleisner K, Krams I, Marcinkowska U, Nord A, Perrett DI, Rantala MJ, Schaum N, Suzuki TN
Biology Letters   9(3) 20130050   Jun 2013   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN, Ueda K
Wilson Journal of Ornithology   125 412-415   Jun 2013   [Refereed]
Avian nests face a wide variety of nest predators, which pose different risks that could select for the ability of parents to notify conspecifics of nest predator type. We previously demonstrated that the Japanese Tit (Parus minor) produces acoust...
Suzuki TN
Ornithological Science   11 103-107   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
Willow Tits Poecile montanus produce calls when they discover food sources. These calls function to attract conspecific and heterospecific individuals to the food site, thereby facilitating the formation of mixed-species foraging flocks. Since ind...
Suzuki TN
Forktail   171-172   Aug 2012   [Refereed]
Sugita N, Suzuki TN, Barnett CA, Ueda K
Forktail   153-155   Aug 2012   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN
Animal Behaviour   84 53-57   Jul 2012   [Refereed]
Individuals of many avian and mammalian species produce antipredator calls when they encounter a predator. These calls often vary in acoustic structure depending on the type or level of predation risk, thereby eliciting the appropriate escape resp...
Behavioural ecology of anti-predator communication in Japanese great tits
Suzuki T
Rikkyo University      Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN
Ethology   118 10-16   Jan 2012   [Refereed]
The occurrence of mixed-species foraging flocks is a worldwide phenomenon in terrestrial bird communities. Previous studies suggest that individuals participating in flocks might derive benefits in terms of improved feeding efficiency and/or reduc...
Suzuki TN
Current Biology   21(1) R15-R16   Jan 2011   [Refereed]
Suzuki TN, Tsuchiya Y
Wilson Journal of Ornithology   122 618-620   Sep 2010   [Refereed]
We report on a mixed brood of Great (Parus major) and Varied (Poecile varius) tits. The brood consisted of one Great Tit and five Varied Tits. Incubation and food provisioning to nestlings were by adult Varied Tits, but not by adult Great Tits. Th...

Conference Activities & Talks

Experimental evidence for compositional syntax in bird calls.
Toshitaka Suzuki, David Wheatcroft, Michael Griesser
16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology   Jul 2016   
Toshitaka Suzuki
日本動物行動学会 第34回大会   Nov 2015   
Bent posture improves protective value of bird dropping masquerading by caterpillars
Reika Sakurai, Toshitaka Suzuki
Behaviour2015   Aug 2015   
Communication about predators through a mental imagery in a wild bird
Toshitaka Suzuki
Behaviour 2015   Aug 2015   
Social complexity, vocal communication and cooperation. [Invited]
Toshitaka Suzuki
26th International Ornithological Congress   Aug 2014