Fw: Mechanically produced sounds by birds.

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Subject: Fw: Mechanically produced sounds by birds.
From: "Jim Davis" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 06:49:37 -0800

I am researching an article on mechanical sound production in birds for an
upcoming issue of the IB Bulletin, I am in need of good Australian examples.
Specifically,  I am interested in externally produced sounds (not songs)
that have evolved to serve for a particular function(s) ... e.g. sounds used
in courtship displays, territorial advertisements, warning signals, etc.

It would be most helpful if you include the names of species with a
description of the sound produced.  Species that I am aware of include:

Palm Cockatoos
Some doves

As you can see I am low on Australian examples.

Bill clapping would be a good one if I had specific information on a given
species and the context in which the sound is produced?   Albatrosses come
 to mind.

 Any others?

 Cheers, Jim

 Dr Wm. James Davis, Editor
 Interpretive Birding Bulletin

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