What is that bird talking about?

What is that bird talking about?

February 3, 2014 by  
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“I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.” Gustave Flaubert Most of us have been conditioned to consider bird’s chirping, singing, or squawking as something like noise. How sad for us. [...]

Bird Calls and Sounds

February 9, 2009 by  
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It truly is amazing to wake up in the morning to the sound of birds twittering and chirping in the fresh dawn air. Bird calls are a language of their own and are carefully uttered to convey important messages. Bird sounds are a great form of communication as they can be heard even when the [...]

Amazing Migration Survival Tactics

June 27, 2008 by  
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Ongoing ornithological research continues to confirm what keen bird-watchers have suspected all along – their feathered friends are highly intelligent and adaptive, with an amazing array of communication skills. A new study conducted by researchers at Queen’s University in Washington has revealed that migrating songbirds rely on the behavior of local resident birds to assist them in avoiding predators during migration.

Amazing Songbird Communication Skills

June 23, 2008 by  
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Keen birders have long appreciated the intelligence and communication skills of birds. Apart from the fact that birdsong is delightful to listen to, it is also an integral part of bird identification for bird-watchers, as well as a means for birds to communicate with one another. Ongoing avian research is continuously revealing fascinating facts about birds, how they interact with one another and how they adapt to a rapidly changing world. Recent research has revealed that some migratory songbirds choose their nesting area based solely on the songs of other birds that are successfully raising their young.

African Grey Parrots – Challenging but Rewarding Pets

June 3, 2008 by  
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Though the colors of other parrot species are more spectacular, the intelligence of the African Grey makes it one of the most popular parrot species when it comes to choosing a pet bird. The African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is a medium-sized bird that is commonly found in rainforests in both West and Central Africa and it feeds mainly on nuts, fruits and leafy matter.

Bird Brains Give Insight into Baby Babble

May 7, 2008 by  
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Scientists who have been searching for insight into how the brain learns motor tasks have had a new breakthrough. By studying the brains of both adult and juvenile songbirds, it has now been realized that there are two completely different brain circuits that are involved in the process.

The Popular Sport of Pigeon Racing

October 22, 2007 by  
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Pigeon racing is a form of sport that was derived from post pigeons, as the pigeon is one species of bird that has been domesticated by humans for hundreds of years. Their magnificent ability to find their way home made them perfect messengers before telephones, airplanes and modern technology took over. These pigeons were able to fly great distances, deliver important messages and find their way home. Some pigeons are still used in the military, as they are the silent, unnoticed messengers of the sky.

Pigeon Mail Service

November 1, 2006 by  
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Before the invention of telegrams, phones and email, homing pigeons were the swiftest way for humans to send messages.

So why do Birds really sing in the Fall?

April 10, 2006 by  
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Birds sing for a variety of reasons, and not all of these motivations are linked to displays of pleasure. As their primary form of communication, birds sing to greet one another, attract a potential mate, issue a warning and even mark and defend their territory.