Publications by Marc Naguib



Bircher, N., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. (2021)
Anyone listening? No evidence for eavesdropping on male singing interactions in the great tit (Parus major).
Animal Behaviour, in press

Bircher, N., van Oers, K., Hinde, C. A., Naguib, M. (2020) Extra-territorial forays by great tits are associated with dawn song in unexpected ways.
Behavioral Ecology, 31: 873-883 (also highlighted as Editor’s choice)

Lana J de Vries, L. J., van Langevelde, F., van Dooremalen, C., Kornegoor, I. G., Lankheet, M. J.,  van Leeuwen, J. L., Naguib, M., Muijres, F. T. (2020)  Bumblebees land remarkably well in red-blue greenhouse LED light conditions.
Biology Open, in press

van der Eijk, J., Rodenburg, B., de Vries, H.,  Kjaer, J.,  Smidt, H., Naguib, M., Kemp, B., Lammers, A. (2020)
Early-life microbiota transplantation affects behavioural responses, serotonin and immune characteristics in chicken lines divergently selected on feather pecking.
Scientific Reports 10, 2750

Bircher, N. & Naguib, M. (2020).
How songbird females sample male song: communication networks and mate choice.
In: Coding strategies in vertebrate acoustic communication. Thierry Aubin & Nicolas Mathevon, Eds. Springer-Verlag. P 272-285

Naguib, M. & Krause, E.T. (2020)
Methoden der Verhaltensbiologie. 2 Auflage,
Springer Verlag.


Herwijnen I. R. van , van der Borg J. A. M., Naguib M., Beerda, B. (2019)
Rein sensor leash tension measurements in owner-dog dyads navigating a course with distractions.
Journal of Veterinary Behavior 35, 45-46

Naguib M, Diehl J, van Oers K, Snijders L. (2019)
Repeatability of signalling traits in the avian dawn chorus.
Frontiers in Zoology, 16:27

McDiarmid, C.S., Naguib, M., Griffith, S. C. (2019)
Zebra finch v-calls and the evidence for a signal: a response to comments on McDiarmid et al.,
Behavioral Ecology, 30, e4–e5

McDiarmid, C.S., Naguib, M., Griffith, S. C. (2018)
Calling in the heat: the zebra finch ‘incubation call’ depends on heat but not reproductive stage.
Behavioural Ecology 29, 1245-1254.

Herwijnen I. R. van , van der Borg J. A. M., Naguib M., Beerda, B. 2018.
The existence of parenting styles in the owner-dog relationship.
PLoS ONE 13(2), e0193471.

Herwijnen I. R. van , van der Borg J. A. M., Naguib M., Beerda, B. 2018.
Dog ownership satisfaction determinants in the owner-dog relationship and the dog's behaviour.
PLoS ONE 13(9), e0204592.


Honarmand, M. Krause, E.T., Naguib, M. 2017. 
Implications of nutritional stress as nestling or fledgling on subsequent attractiveness and fecundity in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata).
PeerJ 5: 33628.

Snijders, L., Naguib, M. 2017. 
Communication in animal social networks: a missing link? 
Advances in the Study of Behavior 49, 297-359.

Guillette, L. M., Naguib, M., Griffin, A. S. 2017.
Individual differences in cognition and personality
Behavioural Processes 134: 1-3.

Griffith, S. C., Crino, O. L., Adkins-Regan, E., Alonso-Alvarez, C., Andrew, S. C., Bailey, I. E., Bittner, S. S., Bolton, P. E., Boner, W., Boogert, N., Boucaud, I. C. A., Briga, M., Buchanan, K. L.,
Caspers, B. A., Cichoń, M., Clayton, D. F., Derégnaucourt, S., Forstmeier, W., Guillette., L., Hartley, I. R., Healy, S. D., Hill, D. L., Holveck, M. J., Hurley, L. L., Ihle, M., Krause, E. T., Mainwaring, M. C., Marasco, V., Mariette, M. M., Martin-Wintle, M. S., McCowan, L. S. C., McMahon, M., Monaghan, P., Nager, R. G., Naguib, M., Nomano, F. Y., Nord, A., Potvin, D. A., Prior, N. H., Riebel, K., Romero-Haro, A. A., Royle, N. J., Rutkowska, J., chuett, W., Swaddle, J. P., Tobler, M., Trompf, L., Varian-Ramos, C. W., Verhulst, S., Vignal, C., Villain, A.S., Williams, T.D. 2017.
Variation in reproductive success across captive populations: methodological differences, potential biases and opportunities.
Ethology 123, 1-29.

Zandberg, L., Quinn, J. L., Naguib, M., van Oers, K. 2017.
Personality-dependent differences in problem-solving performance in a social context reflect foraging strategies.
Behavioural Processes, 134: 95-102.

de Haas, E. N., Lee, C., Hernandez, C. E., Naguib, M. Rodenburg, T. B. 2017.
Individual differences in personality in laying hens are related to learning a colour cue association.
Behavioural Processes, 134: 37-42

Snijders, L., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. 2017.
Sex-specific responses to territory intrussions in a communication network: evidence from radio-tagged great tits.
Ecology and Evolution 7: 918–927.

Snijders, L., Nieuwe Weme, L. E, de Goede, P., Savage, J. L., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. 2017.
Context-dependent effects of radio transmitter attachment on a small passerine.
Journal of Avian Biology, 48: 650–659

Snijders, L. Naguib, M., van Oers, K. 2017.
Dominance rank and boldness predict social attraction in great tits.
Behavioural Ecology, 28, 398-406

Huang, Z., van Langevelde, F., Honer, K., Naguib, M., de Boer, F. in press.
Regional level risk factors associated with the occurrence of African swine fever in West and East Africa. Parasites & Vectors 10: 16

Naguib M., Van Rooij E.P., Snijders L., van Oers K. 2016
To sing or not to sing: seasonal changes in singing varies with personality in wild great tits.
Behavioral Ecology 27 932-938.

Trillmich, F., Spiller, I.,Naguib, M., Krause, E.T. 2016
Patient parents: Do offspring decide on the timing of fledging in zebra finches?
Ethology 122, 411-418


Kurvers, R.H.J. M., Wolf, M., Naguib, M., Krause, J. 2015
Self-organized flexible leadership promotes collective intelligence in human groups.
Royal Society Open Science 2:150222

Snijders, L., van Rooij, E., Henskens, M., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. 2015.
Dawn song predicts behaviour during territory conflicts in personality-typed great tits.
Animal Behaviour 109: 45-52

Naguib, M., Barrett, L., Healy, S., Simmons, L.W., Slater, P.J.B. Brockmann. H.J. 2015.
50 Years of Advances in the Study of Behavior.
Advances in the Study of Behaviour 47, Pages xi–xviii

Honarmand, M., Riebel, K., Naguib, M. 2015.
Nutrition and peer group composition in early adolescence: impacts on male song and female preference in zebra finches.
Animal Behaviour 107, 147-158

Krause, E. T., Naguib, M. 2015.
Zebra finch males compensate in plumage ornaments at sexual maturation for a bad start in life.
Frontiers in Zoology 12(Suppl 1):S11

van Oers, K., Kohn,, G. M., Hinde, C. A., Naguib, M. 2015.
Parental food provisioning is related to nestling stress response in wild great tit nestlings: implications for the development of personality.
Frontiers in Zoology 12(Suppl 1):S10

Kölzsch, A., Alzate, A., Bartumeus, F., de Jager, M., Weerman, E. J., Hengeveld, G. M., Naguib, M., Nolet, B. A., van de Koppel, J. 2015.
Experimental evidence for inherent Lévy search behaviour in foraging animals.
Proceedings Royal Society B 282: 20150424

Amy, M., Salvin, P., Naguib, M., Leboucher, G. 2015.
Female signalling to male song in the domestic canary, Serinus Canaria.
Royal Society Open Science, 2: 140196

Snijders, L., van der Eijk,, J., van Rooij, E.P., de Goede, P., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. 2015
Song trait similarity in great tits varies with social structure.
Plos one, 10(2): e0116881

Snijders, L., van Rooij, E. P., Burt, J., Hinde, C. A., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. 2014
Social networking in territorial great tits: slow explorers have the least central social network positions.
Animal Behaviour 98, 95-102

Reparaz, L.B., van Oers, K., Naguib, M., Doutrelant, C., Visser, M. E., Caro, S. P. 2014
Mate preference of female blue tits varies with experimental photoperiod.
PloS one 9(3): e92527

Brust, V., Krüger, O., Naguib, M., Krause, E. T. 2014
Lifelong consequences of early nutritional conditions on learning performance in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata).
Behavioural Processes 103, 320–326

Krause, E. T., Naguib, M., 2014
Effects of parental and own early developmental conditions on the phenotype expression in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata).
Evolutionary Ecology 28, 263-275

Rothenberg, D., Roeske, T. C., Voss, H. U., Naguib, M., Tchernichovski, O., 2014
Investigation of musicality in birdsong.
Hearing Research 308, 71-83

Sprau, P., Roth, T., Amrhrein, V., Naguib, M., 2014
Effects of previous intrusion pressure on territorial responses in nightingales,
Journal of Ornithology 155, 111-119

Naguib, M., Riebel, K., 2014
Singing in space and time: the biology of birdsong. pp 233-247.
In: Biocommunication of Animals (G. Witzany, Ed). Springer Verlag.



Sprau, P., Roth, T., Amrhrein, V., Naguib, M., 2013
The predictive value of trill performance in a large repertoire songbird, the nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos).
Journal of Avian Biology, 44, 567-574

Naguib, M., Price, J.J. 2013
The Evolution of Animal Communication.
Behaviour 150, 951–955.

Baugh, A.T., van Oers, K., Naguib M., Hau, M. 2013
Initial reactivity and magnitude of the acute stress response associated with personality in wild great tits (Parus major).
General and Comparative Endocrinology 189, 96-104.

Naguib, M., van Oers, K., Braakhuis, A. Griffioen, M., de Goede, P., Waas, J.R. 2013
Noise annoys: effects of noise on breeding great tits depend on personality but not on noise characteristics.
Animal Behaviour 85, 949-956.

Naguib, M. 2013
Living in a noisy world: indirect effects of noise on animal communication.
Behaviour, 150, 1069–1084.

van Oers, K., Naguib, M. 2013
Avian personality.
In: Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution (Carere C, Maestripieri D (Eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, p 66-95.

Amy, M., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. 2012
Worms under cover: relationships between performance in learning tasks and personality in great tits (Parus major).
Animal Cognition 15, 763-770.

Titulaer, M., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. 2012
Personality affects learning performance in difficult tasks in a sex-dependent way.
Animal Behaviour 83, 723-730.

Ritschard, M., van Oers, K., Naguib, M., Brumm, H. 2012
Song amplitude of rival males modulates the territorial behaviour of great tits during the fertile period of their mates.
Ethology 118, 197-202.

Roth, T., Sprau, P., Naguib, M. Amrhein, V. 2012
Sexually selected signaling in birds: a case for Bayesian change point analysis of behavioural routines.
The Auk 129, 660-669.

Sprau, P., Roth, T., Naguib, M., Amrhrein, V. 2012
Communication in the third dimension: Song perch height of rivals affects singing response in nightingales.
PLoS one, 7(3), e32194.

Sprau, P., Roth, T., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2012
Distance-dependent responses by eavesdroppers on neighbour-stranger interactions in nightingales.
Animal Behaviour 84, 961-968.


2010- 2011

Naguib, M., Floercke, C., van Oers, K. 2011
Effects of social conditions during early development on stress response and personality traits in great tits (Parus major).
Developmental Psychobiology 53, 592-600.

Naguib, M., Kunc, H. P., Sprau, P., Roth, T., Amrhein, V. 2011
Communication networks and spatial ecology in nightingales.
Advances in the Study of Behavior 43, 239-271.

Krause, E.T., Honarmand, M., Naguib, M. 2011
Zebra finch nestlings beg more under better nutritional conditions
Behaviour 148, 1239-1255.

Krause, E.T., Naguib, M. 2011
Compensatory growth affects exploratory behaviour in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata).
Animal Behaviour 81, 1295-1300.

Amy, M., Sprau, P., de Goede, P., Naguib, M. 2010
Effects of personality on territory defence in communication networks: a playback experiment with radio-tagged great tits.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277, 3685-3692.

Naguib, M. Kazek, A. Schaper, S. van Oers, K., Visser, M.E. 2010
Singing activity reveals personality traits in great tits.
Ethology 116, 763-769.

Honarmand, M. Goymann, W., Naguib, M. 2010
Stressful dieting: Nutritional conditions but not compensatory growth elevate corticosterone levels in zebra finch nestlings and fledglings.
PLoS one 5(9): e12390.

Naguib M, Mennill, D.J. 2010
The signal value of bird song: empirical evidence suggests song overlapping is a signal.
Animal Behaviour 80, e11-e15.

Sprau, P., Roth, T., Schmidt, R., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2010
Communication accross territory boundaries: distance dependent responses in nightingales.
Behavioral Ecology 21: 1011-1017.

Sprau, P., Schmidt, R., Roth, T., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2010
Effects of rapid broadband trills on responses to song overlapping in nightingales.
Ethology 166, 300-308.

Naguib, M., Kober, M., Trillmich, F. 2010
Mother is not like mother: concurrent pregnancy reduces lactating guinea pigs' responsiveness to pup calls.
Behavioural Processes 83, 79-81.

2009 and older

Riebel, K., Naguib, M. Gil, D. 2009
Experimental manipulation of the rearing environment influence adult female zebra finch song preferences.
Animal Behaviour 78, 1397-1404.

Brumm, H., Naguib, M. 2009
Environmental acoustics and the evolution of bird song.
Advances in the Study of Behavior 40: 1-33.

Naguib, M. Clayton, N., Zuberbühler, K. Janik, V. M. (Eds.) 2009.
Acoustic communication in birds and mammals (Advances in the Study of Behavior; special volume).
Elsevier, Oxford, UK.

Krause, E.T., Honarmand, M., Wetzel, J., Naguib, M. 2009
Early fasting is long lasting: Differences in early nutritional conditions reappear under stressful conditions in adult female zebra finches.
PLoS one 4(3): e5015.

Roth, T., Sprau, P., Schmidt, R., Naguib, M., Amrhein, V. 2009
Sex-specific timing of mate searching and territory prospecting in the nightingale: nocturnal life of females.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 2045-2050; highlighted also in Nature 2009, Vol 458, p10.

Naguib, M., Schmidt, R., Sprau, P., Roth, T., Floercke, C., Amrhein, V., 2008
The ecology of vocal signaling: male spacing and communication distance of different song traits in nightingales.
Behavioral Ecology 19: 1034-1040.

Schmidt, R., Kunc, H., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2008
Aggressive responses to broadband trills are related to subsequent mating success in nightingales.
Behavioral Ecology 19: 635-641.

Naguib, M., Heim, C., Gil, D. 2008
Effects of early developmental conditions on male attractiveness in zebra finches.
Ethology 114: 255-261.

Kober, M., Trillmich, F., Naguib, M. 2008
Vocal mother-offspring communication in guinea pigs: females adjust maternal responsiveness to litter size.
Frontiers in Zoology 5: 13.

Krause, E. T., Naguib, M., Petow, S. 2008
Effects of intra-hippocampal D-AP5 injections on the one trial passive avoidance learning in adult laying hens (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis 68: 494-501.

Naguib, M., Nemitz, A. 2007
Living with the past: nutritional stress in juvenile males has immediate effects on their plumage ornaments and adult attractiveness in zebra finches.
PLoS ONE Vol. 2(9), e901.

Schmidt, R., Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2007
The day after: Effects of vocal interactions on territory defence in nightingales.
Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 168-173.

Amrhein, V., Kunc, H.P., Schmidt, R., Naguib, M. 2007
Temporal patterns of territory settlement and detectability in mated and unmated Nightingales Luscinia megarhynchos.
Ibis 149: 237-244.

Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2007
Vocal interactions in common nightingales ( Luscinia megarhynchos ): males take it easy after pairing.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 557-563.

Kober, M., Trillmich, F., Naguib, M. 2007
Responses of guinea pig mothers to offspring vocalizations: effects of maternal reproductive state
Animal Behaviour 73: 917-925.

Gil, D., Naguib, M., Riebel, K., Rutstein, A., Gahr, M. 2006
Early condition, song learning and the volume of brain song nuclei in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata).
Journal of Neurobiology 66: 1602-1612.

Naguib, M., Nemitz, A., Gil, D. 2006
Maternal developmental stress reduces reproductive success of female offspring in zebra finches.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273: 1901-1905; highlighted in Current Biology 2006: 16(9)R309.

Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2006
Vocal interactions in nightingales ( Luscinia megarhynchos ): more aggressive males have higher pairing success
Animal Behaviour 72: 25-30.

Schmidt, R., Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2006.
Responses to interactive playback predict future mating status in nightingales.
Animal Behaviour 72: 1355-1362.

Naguib, M., Kipper, S. 2006.
Effects of different levels of song overlapping on singing behaviour in male territorial nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos).
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59: 419-426.

Krause, E.T., Naguib, M., Trillmich, F., Schrader, L. 2006
The effects of short term enrichment on learning in chickens from a laying strain (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Applied Animal Behaviour Science 101: 318-327.

Naguib, M. 2006
Methoden der Verhaltensbiologie
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Full article:

Naguib, M. (ed.: Brown, K.) 2006
Animal communication: dialogues
Encyclopaedia for language and linguistics, Second edition, Vol. 1 p270-272Publisher: Elsevier

Naguib, M. (ed.: Brown, K.) 2006
Animal Communication: Overview.
Encyclopedia for language and linguistics - Second edition, Vol. 1 p276-284Publisher: Elsevier

Naguib, M., Riebel, K. (ed.: Brown, K.) 2006
Bird song: a key model in animal communication
Encyclopedia for language and linguistics - Second edition, Vol. 2. p40-53Publisher: Elsevier

Naguib, M., Gil, D. 2005
Transgenerational effects on body size caused by early developmental stress in zebra finches
Biology Letters 1, 95-97.

Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2005
Seasonal variation of dawn song and its relation to mating success in the nightingale ( Luscinia megarhynchos )
Animal Behaviour 70, 1265-1271

Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. 2005
Acoustic features of song categories of the nightingale ( Luscinia megarhynchos ) and its implications for communication
Behaviour 142, 1083-1097.

Naguib, M. (ed.: McGregor, P.K.) 2005
Singing interactions in song birds: implications for social relations, territoriality and territorial settlement
Communication networks p300-319Publisher: Cambridge University Press.

Naguib, M., Riebel, K., Marzal, A., Gil, D. 2004
Nestling immunocompetence and testosterone covary with brood size in a songbird
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 271, 833-838.

Gil, D., Heim, C., Bulmer, E., Rocha, M., Puerta, M., Naguib, M. 2004
Negative effects of early developmental stress on yolk testosterone levels in a passerine bird
Journal of Experimental Biology 207, 2215-2220.

Amrhein, V., Kunc, H.P., Naguib, M. 2004
Non-territorial nightingales prospect territories during the dawn chorus
Proceeding of the Royal Society B (Suppl.) 271, S167-S169.

Amrhein, V., Kunc, H.P., Naguib, M. 2004
Seasonal patterns of singing activity vary with time of day in the nightingale
The Auk 121, 110-117.

Naguib, M., Amrhein, V., Kunc, H.P. 2004
Effects of territorial intrusions on eavesdropping neighbors: communication networks in nightingales
Behavioral Ecology 6, 1011-1015.

Naguib, M. 2003
Reverberation of rapid and slow trills: implications for signal adaptations to long range communication
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133, 1749-1756.

Amrhein, V., Korner, P., Naguib, M. 2002
Nocturnal and diurnal singing activity in the nightingale: correlations with mating status and breeding cycle
Animal Behaviour 64, 939-944.

Griessmann, B., Naguib, M. 2002
Song sharing in neighboring and non neighboring thrush nightingales ( Luscinia luscinia ) and its implications for communication
Ethology 108, 377-387.

Naguib, M., Mundry, R., Hultsch, H., Todt, D. 2002
Responses to playback of whistle songs and normal songs in male nightingales: effects of song category, whistle pitch, and distance.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 52, 216-223.

Naguib, M., Altenkamp, R., Griessmann, B. 2001
Nightingales in space: song and extra-territorial forays of radio tagged song birds
Journal of Ornithology 142, 306-312.

Naguib, M., Hammerschmidt, K., Wirth, J. 2001
Microgeographic variation, habitat effects, and individual signature cues in calls of chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita canarensis
Ethology 107, 341-355

Naguib, M., Wiley, R.H. 2001
Estimating the distance to a source of sound : mechanisms and adaptations for long-range communication
Animal Behaviour 62, 825-837.

Naguib, M., Klump, G.M., Hillmann, E., Griessmann, B., Teige, T. 2000
Assessment of auditory distance in a territorial songbird: accurate feat or rule of thumb?
Animal Behaviour 59, 715-721.

Todt, D., Naguib, M. 2000
Vocal interactions in birds: The use of song as a model in communication.
Advances in the Study of Behaviour 29, 247-296.

Naguib, M. 1999
Effects of song overlapping and alternating on nocturnally singing nightingales
Animal Behaviour 58, 1061-1067.

Naguib, M., Fichtel, C., Todt, D. 1999
Nightingales respond more strongly to vocal leaders in simulated dyadic interactions
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 265, 537-542.

Naguib, M., Mundry, R., Ostreiher, R., Hultsch, H., Schrader, L., Todt, D. 1999
Cooperatively breeding Arabian babblers call differently when mobbing in different predator-induced situations
Behavioral Ecology 10, 636-640.

Naguib, M. 1998
Perception of degradation in acoustic signals and its implications for ranging.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 42, 139-142.

Naguib, M., Todt, D. 1998
Recognition of neighbors' song in a species with large and complex song repertoires: the Thrush Nightingale.
Journal of Avian Biology 29, 155-160.

Naguib, M. 1997
Ranging of songs in Carolina wrens: effects of familiarity with the song type on use of different cues.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 40,385-393; Erratum in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 41, 203.

Naguib, M. 1997
Use of song amplitude for ranging in Carolina wrens, Thryothorus ludovicianus.
Ethology 103, Issue 9, 723-731.

Naguib, M., Todt, D. 1997
Effects of dyadic vocal interactions on other conspecific receivers in nightingales.
Animal Behaviour 54, 1535-1543.

Naguib, M. 1996
Ranging by song in Carolina wrens Thryothorus ludovicianus: Effects of environmental acoustics and strength of song degradation.
Behaviour 133, 541-559.

Naguib, M. 1996
Auditory distance estimation in song birds: Implications, methodologies and perspectives.
Behavioural Processes 38, 163-168.

Naguib, M. 1995
Auditory distance assessment of singing conspecifics in Carolina wrens: the role of reverberation and frequency- dependent attenuation.
Animal Behaviour 50, 1297-1307.

Naguib, M., Kolb, H. 1992
Vergleich des Strophenaufbaus und der Strophenabfolge an Gesängen von Sprosser (Luscinia luscinia) und Blaukehlchen ( Luscinia svecica).
Journal für Ornithologie 133, 133-145.