Re: bird vocalisations

To: (Kim Lim)
Subject: Re: bird vocalisations
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 13:34:42 +1000 (EST)
>The question is whether birds also do this - that is do they have certain
>calls for say, owls and other calls for raptors flying overhead, snakes,
>humans etc. Also do other species also have special calls when mobbing owls
>as my experience (limited as it is) is that they just chatter and "scold"
>in a frenzy.

I don't know about specific vocalisations, but my general impression is that
when birds see humans they might give alarm calls, but the alarm calls they
give when they see raptors, owls &c are much louder and more frenzied. ie
they're quite worried by humans, but dead frightened of raptors.


Dr John Leonard
PO Box 243, Woden,

"a major part of the work of praeter-modernity
will be the refabrication of authenticites."


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