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Vocal Tract Filtering and the Coo of Doves

Fletcher, Neville H; Riede, T; Beckers, Gabriel J L; Suthers, Roderick A


Ring doves (Streptopelia risoria) produce a "coo" vocalization that is essentially a pure-tone sound at a frequency of about 600 Hz and with a duration of about 1.5 s. While making this vocalization, the dove inflates the upper part of its esophagus to form a thin-walled sac structure that radiates sound to the surroundings. It is a reasonable assumption that the combined influence of the trachea, glottis and inflated upper esophagus acts as an effective band-pass filter to eliminate higher...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
DOI: 10.1121/1.1811491


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