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Bird Mimicry von British Library

Bird Mimicry British Library

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Zusammenfassung

Marvel at the sounds of a Shropshire Jay that neighs like a horse and a blackbird in London that imitates a computer modem. From the world's largest collection of nature sounds (held at the British Library), this CD includes 26 tracks of avian imitations.

Bird Mimicry Zusammenfassung

Bird Mimicry: A Remarkable Collection of Imitations by Birds British Library

The songs of birds have inspired and impressed mankind for centuries. Some birds sing very elaborate songs and, in some species, the vocal repertoire is enhanced by copying sounds from other birds, other animals or even man-made sounds. Scientific studies have shown that many bird species are born with the patterns of their natural song 'wired' into their brains. But, songbirds and talking birds also have the ability to memorise and replicate other sounds. In a few species, this talent for plagiarism sometimes produces surprising results: birds that mimic other birds, farm animals, machines, or human speech. Such studies are yielding insights into language learning and brain biology in our own species. Among the recordings selected from the world's largest collection of nature sounds held at the British Library are recordings of wild birds accurately copying other species. These include a starling in Herefordshire sounding like an owl, a jackdaw and a chicken; a Marsh Warbler in Worcestershire one of the most accomplished 'pirates' of other birds' music; and a Shropshire Jay that neighs like a horse. As many pet owners will know, caged birds can be trained to appropriate all manner of sounds. The CD includes a Raven saying 'hello', a champion talking budgerigar, and unique recordings of Bullfinches tutored in Germany to whistle traditional folk tunes! More astonishing still are examples of untrained wild birds incorporating machine sounds into their vocal performances. One track stars a Blackbird in London that imitates a computer modem. The final recording is of the sawing, hammering and other construction sounds on a home in New Guinea, all performed by a Fawn-breasted Bowerbird.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

SUMMARY TRACK LIST 1 STARLING Sturnus vulgaris 2 CORN BUNTING Miliaria calandra 3 JAY Garrulus glandarius 4 SUPERB LYREBIRD Menura novaehollandiae 5 BLACKBIRD Turdus merula 6 RED-BACKED SHRIKE Lanius collurio 7 GREAT TIT Parus major 8 WHINCHAT Saxicola rubetra 9 MARSH WARBLER Acrocephalus palustris 10 SONG THRUSH Turdus philomelos 11 RUPPELL'S ROBIN CHAT Cossypha semirufa 12 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD Mimus polyglottus 13 SPOTLESS STARLING Sturnus unicolor 14 LAWRENCE'S THRUSH Turdus lawrencii 15 SKYLARK Alauda arvensis 16 BLYTH'S REED WARBLER Acrocephalus dumetorum 17 WOODCHAT SHRIKE Lanius senator 18 CALANDRA LARK Melanocorypha calandra 19 WHEATEAR Oenanthe oenanthe 20 BLACKCAP Sylvia atricapilla 21 JAY Garrulus glandarius 22 BULLFINCH Pyrrhula pyrrhula 23 RAVEN Corvus corax 24 BUDGERIGAR Melopsittacus undulatus 25 BLACKBIRD Turdus merula 26 FAWN BREASTED BOWERBIRD Chlamydera cerviniventris

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR006781496
9780712305297
0712305297
Bird Mimicry: A Remarkable Collection of Imitations by Birds British Library
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
Gebundene Ausgabe
British Library Publishing
2006-03-22
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