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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.
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.
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.
An international team of scientists decided to take a deeper look into the physical mechanics behind birds’ vocalizations
Many birds use song to communicate everything from threats to mating intentions, but are these vocalizations considered music?
British researchers have found that male finches will use their birdsongs like their human counterpart use an out-of-date Facebook profile picture – to trick a potential mate into thinking they are more physically fit than they actually are.
iPod owners aren't the only ones who frequently shuffle their favorite tunes.
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.
For centuries, hunters have imitated their avian prey by whistling through their fingers or by carving wooden bird calls.
- To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
- To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
- The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.