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Re: Mimicry of human music - RFI

Subject: Re: Mimicry of human music - RFI
From: miguel <>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 13:03:38 -0700
Several years ago I was in downtown Caracas strolling with a friend in the
Downtowm Rambla  and we happen to notice the peculiar way the frogs were
vocalizing. Having heard frogs vocalize in many parts of the US, Mexico and
Guatemala I thought I was familiar with the range in which they sing. The
patterns were  sounding more like the telemetry sounds we are accustomed to
associating with the bridge of the "Enterprise" in Star Trek. The following
morning we happened to walk by the same area again and noticed that in the
daytime, these frogs were constantly subjected to all kinds of loud music
from the CD pirate vendors on the area, Even though we did not get the
chance to record the frog vocalizations, it was obvious that it was affecte=
by their daytime audio environment. In L.A. where I live it is very common
to hear mocking birds put cel phone rings and car alarm sequences into thei=

Miguel rivera=20

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