Latest Bird vocalization Stories
For centuries, hunters have imitated their avian prey by whistling through their fingers or by carving wooden bird calls.
A team of scientists has observed the activity of nerve cells in a songbird's brain as it is singing a particular song.
Wide range of pitch is due to vocal muscles more than air pressure.
Scientists who compare insect chirps with ape calls may look like they are mixing aphids and orangutans, but researchers have found common denominators in the calls of hundreds of species of insects, birds, fish, frogs, lizards and mammals that can be predicted with simple mathematical models.
It may take a village to raise a child, and apparently it takes at least two adult birds to teach a young song sparrow how and what to sing.
Skylarks can hear the difference between friendly neighbours and dangerous strangers, and deal with any threatening intruders, says new research by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.
Two recently published studies show that some birds, parrots in particular, can "dance" to a musical beat.
Songbirds such as swamp sparrows appear to sing sophisticated, hard-to-produce songs in hostile situations, a U.S.
Birdsongs are used extensively as models for animal signaling and human speech, offering a glimpse of how our own communicating abilities developed.
To many people, bird song can herald the coming of spring, reveal what kind of bird is perched nearby or be merely an unwelcome early morning intrusion.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.