These Birds Got Rhythm

Research Press Release | May 22, 2015

PR-5.21.2015



Press Release
Overview

Vocalizations and bill sounds associated with singing in the Java sparrow was the focus of this research. The differences in bill-click frequency, coordination between song notes and bill clicks, and learnability of bill-click by analyzing archived recordings of undirected songs made by 30 domesticated male Java sparrows was conducted.

Read on here:  Male Java sparrows may ‘drum’ to their songs , EurekaAlert (2015.5.20)

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Masayo F. Soma, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University

TEL: +81-11-706-2995

E-mail: masayo.soma@sci.hokudai.ac.jp

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Link

 歌いながら「拍子をとる」文鳥 
Publications

 The Songbird as a Percussionist: Syntactic Rules for Non-Vocal Sound and Song Production in Java Sparrows, PLOS One (2015.5.20 )

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