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A class of chaotic bird calls?

Fletcher, Neville H.


Evidence is presented that the basic vocalized sound produced by some cockatoos, specifically the Australian sulfur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) and the gang-gang cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum), has a chaotic acoustic structure rather than the harmonic structure characteristic of most birdsongs. These findings support those of Fee et al. [Nature (London) 395(3), 67-71 (1999)] on nonlinear period-doubling transitions in the song of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). It is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000-08
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
DOI: 10.1121/1.429615


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