Acoustic Communication Conference

Subject: Acoustic Communication Conference
From: Angela McGuire <>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 15:25:39 +0930
Dear Andrew,

Could you please tell me what acoustic communication conference this was? I am
studying a bird that duets and therefore would like to know more about it if
you don't mind. Much appreciated.


> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 02:07:37 +1000
> From: andrewt <>
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Unknown call
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> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 05:07:00PM +0800,  wrote:
> >    The call is a double note: chew, chew! Almost
> >    like that of a whipbird but without the lead up to the crack. It makes
> >    the double note and then stops for about 5-10 seconds and then makes
> >    the two notes again.
> The double note is the female Whipbird contribution to the familiar
> duet and you sometimes hear females calling without a male calling
> (yellow robin is a very plausible too).
> On the subject of duets, I'm at an acoustic communication conference where
> Peter Slater - not the Australian field guide author, the UK biologist &
> author of an excellent book on birdsong gave a keynote talk on duetting.
> He talking mainly about duetting in the wren family (Troglodytidae)
> ranging from simple to elaborate but he finished this is by saying
> the most interesting work on function of duets was this work on an
> Australian bird:
> Andrew


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