Bird Songs - Part 2

This is Part 2 of 2. Here we get into the reasons that birds sing, as well as the variation in songs among birds and some other fun subtopics.

September 22, 2020

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Bird Songs - Part 2


This episode is Part 2 of 2 about Bird Songs. 

In the last episode, Part 1, we talked mostly about the “how” and the “who” of bird songs. We haven’t really talked about the “why,” the purpose of all these vocal sounds. This episode begins by looking at the functions of bird songs and calls.

Then we get into variation in bird songs, at several levels, including among species and among geographic regions.

You’ll also learn about some interesting subtopics like the dawn chorus and female songs.

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This work by Ivan Phillipsen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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