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Black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) are a species of songbird commonly found across much of North America. Their namesake chick-a-dee call is an acoustically complex vocalization that is partially learned (Hughes, Nowicki, & Lohr, 1998) and whose syntax is comparatively similar to that...
Variation in song characteristics and responses to anthropogenic noise of Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) in the boreal forestDownload
The study of avian vocalizations intrigues humans in many ways, in part because song production has many similarities with human speech. Since the development of technologies to record and analyze songs, the study of avian vocalizations has provided insights into song learning and its function in...