Program Information — Series 3 & 4
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Song Sparrow Finale

On California Bird Talk, we've talked about how and why birds sing songs and call calls. Our purpose has been to learn to hear birds better.

In this final program of series 4, we listen to two songs (with some variations) of a song sparrow, one of my favorite singers. We listen to the songs at normal speed and slowed down 8 times. Remember that we'd have to slow the songs down 20 times to be able to hear as much detail in them as the birds themselves can.

Have our ears have become readier to hear these sounds?

Chris Tenney recorded these song sparrows in the Los Padres National Forest.

I slowed the songs using Bias Peak.

Series 3
Egg Calls
Chick ID Calls
Chicken Calls
Vocal Tract
Syrinx Styles
Airway Model
Airway Overtones
Coiled Trachea
Beak & Airway
Vowels & Airway
Tuvan Throat Singing

Series 4
Size & Sound
Forest Soundscape
Grassland Soundscape
Bird Hearing
Local Dialects
Regional Dialects
Drumming - Woodpeckers Etc.
Bird Tongues
Bird Brains & Singing
Song Duels?
Dawn Chorus
Finale: Song Sparrow