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June 16, 2009 10:53 AM Subscribe
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you want to learn
the Language of Birds
? There's the mnemonic
route and the youtube
guide. You can listen to the birds in your local habitat
or geographic area: New York State**
, Southwestern US
, Tropical America***
, for example. Or, just find your favorite bird out of 104,517 audio and 33,693 video samples at Cornell's Macaulay Library
, and listen.*
From this FPP
linking to an article from MIT about birdbrains and song.
Tony Phillips' site also has analysis of bird calls using spectrographs and musical notation
, along with a mega-links page.
See also this FPP.
Other sites of interest:
• The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center has a sampling of migratory bird calls.
• eNature's bird songs page
sorts by bird type, as does Naturesounds.com.
• Greg Kunkel has more spectrographic analysis
on his page.
• Type a word in to have it translated into Nightingale.
See also these FPP's
and click on the tags for more birdsounds.