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Latest Bird vocalization Stories

birdsong decoded
2014-07-20 09:50:04

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.

It's Not All Sexual Selection
2014-03-05 14:54:45

Since the days of Darwin, scientists have considered bird song to be an exclusively male trait, resulting from sexual selection. Now a team of researchers say that's not the whole story.

ronan sea lion
2014-02-16 05:10:18

The California sea lion that originally became an Internet sensation last year because of the way she bobbed her head in time with music was the focus of research presented by scientists Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago.

2013-12-05 10:23:28

As darkness descends upon the tropical rainforests of Malaysia, male chirping katydids of the Mecopoda complex are just getting warmed up for their usual nightly concerts to woo the females.

Sparrows Display Personalities During Fights
2013-12-04 08:52:17

New findings show that consistent individual differences exist not only for how aggressive individual song sparrows are but also for how much they use their signals to communicate their aggressive intentions.

Sea Lion Learns To Boogie Down
2013-04-02 04:56:19

The first empirical evidence of an animal not capable of vocal mimicry that can keep the beat comes from a California sea lion that bobs her head in time to music.

Aggressive Sparrows Escalate Their Territorial Threats
2013-02-13 10:39:27

Song sparrows typically employ an increasingly threatening signal strategy aimed at running off trespassing rivals.

Higher Pitch Bird Songs Are Louder
2013-01-11 19:07:25

The use of pitch modulation as a counter-balance to lower frequencies is just a side effect of the primary use of an elevated pitch.

Songbirds Sing In 3D
2013-01-08 19:14:57

An international team of scientists decided to take a deeper look into the physical mechanics behind birds’ vocalizations


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.