SearchSkip to Search Results
- 2Black-capped chickadees
- 1Acoustic discrimination
A re-examination of ZENK expression following hetero- and conspecific playback in the zebra finch auditory forebrainDownload
Zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) are one of the most sexually dimorphic songbirds used as model species, not only in appearance but also in vocal production; while males produce both calls and songs, the females only produce calls. This dimorphism in the zebra finch provides a means to...
Black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) are a species of North American songbirds commonly studied for their unique vocalizations. The two most studied vocalizations are their fee-bee song, used for mating and territory defense, and their name-sake chick-a-dee call, which has multiple...
Bioacoustic analyses of the chick-a-dee call of the Mexican chickadee (Poecile sclateri) and the boreal chickadee (Poecile hudsonica)Download
To understand the communicative functions of any vocalization it is important to first classify, describe, and measure the elements of that vocalization. Mexican (Poecile sclateri) and boreal (P. hudsonica) chickadees both produce a name-sake chick-a-dee call. Here, the note types present in...
Musical consonance/dissonance, roughly defined by its characteristic stability/instability, has been shown to be a relatively salient feature of sound. The extent to which the salience of this property varies as a function of timbre, a property that distinguishes two sounds of the same pitch and...
Information contained within a simple acoustic signal: The fee-bee song of the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)Download
Black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) are a common North American songbird that produce numerous types of vocalizations with various functions. The vocal repertoire of black-capped chickadees have been the focus of numerous vocal production and perception studies. Black-capped chickadees...
Anthropogenic noise is increasingly widespread as human development continues. Noise can negatively affect humans and wildlife, but the most deleterious effects are incurred by species that rely on vocal communication for mating, territory defence, and other vital functions. Songbirds are...