Re: Mechanically produced sounds by birds.

To: "Jim Davis" <>, "Birding -Aus" <>
Subject: Re: Mechanically produced sounds by birds.
From: "John Meek" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 19:43:54 +1000

I have often observed rapid bill "clapping" in Noisy Miners, particularly
when a group congregate at a water source. It is possibly used in
establishing/maintaining the pecking order?

They also use it, when attempting to intimidate other birds.


John Meek

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