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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.

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.

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

Birdsong Study Looks Into Whether Music Is Uniquely Human
2012-12-31 09:16:52

Many birds use song to communicate everything from threats to mating intentions, but are these vocalizations considered music?

Male Finches Fake Their Song For Foreign Females
2012-12-19 12:23:34

British researchers have found that male finches will use their birdsongs like their human counterpart use an out-of-date Facebook profile picture – to trick a potential mate into thinking they are more physically fit than they actually are.

2012-06-20 12:07:22

iPod owners aren't the only ones who frequently shuffle their favorite tunes.

2011-02-01 01:50:44

It takes songbirds and baseball pitchers thousands of repetitions – a choreography of many muscle movements -- to develop an irresistible trill or a killer slider.

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2011-01-02 15:05:50

Researchers have developed a simple rubber device that is capable of replicating complex bird songs.

2010-11-22 13:31:06

For centuries, hunters have imitated their avian prey by whistling through their fingers or by carving wooden bird calls.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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