In Bailey & Zuk (2008), we inaccurately cited a previous publication (Bailey 2008) as evidence that the Teleogryllus oceanicus females mostly preferred the 60% long-chirp male song model in mate choice playback tests. The previous publication does not explicitly indicate the most preferred song model. However, this does not affect the results or the interpretation in Bailey & Zuk (2008). The key point is that the female crickets reared in the ‘song’ environment mostly preferred the 60% long-chirp male song model, which is evident from figure 1. The rationale and conclusion that the discrimination was increased among ‘song’ crickets therefore remains the same: females that experienced song during rearing responded rapidly only to their most preferred song model, whereas the females reared in silence responded rapidly to all song models. We have also resupplied a corrected version of figure 1. Two bars (the 40 and 60% ‘no song’ bars) were accidentally transposed when the original graph was created, but neither the data, the statistical results nor our interpretation are affected.
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