Mechanically produced sounds by birds.

To: "Jim Davis" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Mechanically produced sounds by birds.
From: "Philip A Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 23:10:53 +1100
There are articles on exactly this topic in Canberra Bird Notes. Prendergast, H.D.V. (1987) 'Notes on bill-snapping in Australian Birds', CBN 12(3):86-89. Followed by: Prendergast, H.D.V. (1990) 'A second note on bill-snapping in Australian Birds', CBN 15(2):35-36.
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From: Jim Davis <>
To: Birding -Aus <>
Date: Saturday, 29 January 2000 23:57
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Fw: Mechanically produced sounds by birds.

>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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