Acoustic Communication in Birds

Acoustic Communication in Birds : Production, Perception and Design Features of Sounds

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Acoustic Communication in Birds, Volume 1: Production, Perception, and Design Features of Sounds presents the scientific study of bird vocalizations. This book discusses the relations between the physical structure of bird vocalization and their quality as perceived by the recipient.

Organized into nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the first sound recording of bird sound. This text then outlines some of the complex processes and events between sound production and behavior response to sound. Other chapters consider the study of neural control of vocalizations in birds. This book discusses as well the acoustic information transmitted through the wide range of habitats plays a crucial role in different avian behaviors, including individual and species recognition, territorial defense, mate selection, and song learning. The final chapter deals with a more detailed functional interpretation of a particular sound.

This book is a valuable resource for ornithologists, ethologists, and research workers.
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  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 162.1 x 236.7 x 30.5mm | 875.86g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124268013
  • 9780124268012
  • 2,156,593

Table of contents

1 Factors to Consider in Recording Avian Sounds
2 The Structural Basis of Voice Production and Its Relationship to Sound Characteristics
3 Neural Control of Passerine Song
4 Auditory Perception in Birds
5 Adaptations for Acoustic Communication in Birds: Sound Transmission and Signal Detection
6 Grading, Discreteness, Redundancy, and Motivation-Structural Rules
7 The Coding of Species-Specific Characteristics in Bird Sounds
8 Character and Variance Shift in Acoustic Signals of Birds
9 The Evolution of Bird Sounds in Relation to Mating and Spacing Behavior
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