Latest Bird vocalization Stories
Many birds use song to communicate everything from threats to mating intentions, but are these vocalizations considered music?
Scientists studying how songbirds stay on key have developed a statistical explanation for why some things are harder for the brain to learn than others.
British researchers have found that male finches will use their birdsongs like their human counterpart use an out-of-date Facebook profile picture – to trick a potential mate into thinking they are more physically fit than they actually are.
By studying how birds master songs used in courtship, scientists at Duke University have found that regions of the brain involved in planning and controlling complex vocal sequences may also be necessary for memorizing sounds that serve as models for vocal imitation.
iPod owners aren't the only ones who frequently shuffle their favorite tunes.
Geophony. Biophony. Anthrophony. Unfamiliar words. But they shouldn't be. We're surrounded by them morning, noon and night, say ecologist Bryan Pijanowski of Purdue University and colleagues.
It comes as a surprise to many that male house mice produce melodious songs to attract mates.
It takes songbirds and baseball pitchers thousands of repetitions â€“ a choreography of many muscle movements -- to develop an irresistible trill or a killer slider.
Researchers have developed a simple rubber device that is capable of replicating complex bird songs.
A growing online library of bird sounds, photos and information offers a new resource for backyard birders and seasoned ornithologists alike.
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