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Articles on Animal Communication, or Zoosemiotics, the study of animal, including human, communication

Zoosemiotics Articles

Bioacoustics of human whistled languages: an alternative approach to the cognitive processes of language
Whistled languages are a valuable heritage of human culture.

Date: 3 Jun 2008, Rating: 5.00, 12 pages

Long-distance calls in Neotropical primates
Long-distance calls are widespread among primates.

Date: 3 Jun 2008, Rating: 5.00, 5 pages

Among Wrens, Moms Teach Daughters To Call, Dads Teach Sons, Study Reveals
Biologist has discovered that certain male songbirds learn calls only from their fathers

Date: 30 May 2008, Rating: 4.00

Female Concave-eared Frogs Draw Mates With Ultrasonic Calls
Most female frogs don't call; most lack or have only rudimentary vocal cords

Date: 30 May 2008, Rating: 1.00

Male Owls Pitch Their Hoots To Advertise Body Weight To Competitors
Why do male owls hoot?

Date: 30 May 2008, Rating: not rated

Male Reindeer Inflate Their Air Sac To Make Sexually Enticing Hoarse Rutting Calls
A group of European scientists have determined that a male reindeer's air sac, influencing vocal sound and neck contour, may contribute to his sexual prowess and reproductive success.

Date: 30 May 2008, Rating: not rated

Warbling Whales Speak a Language All Their Own
The songs of the humpback whale are among the most complex in the animal kingdom.

Date: 30 May 2008, Rating: 2.00

"We are the champions" - the new birdie song
Winning a fight also appears to put the tropical boubou, an African bird, in the mood for a song.

Date: 30 May 2008, Rating: not rated

Monkeys Use 'Baby Talk' To Interact With Infants
Female rhesus monkeys use special vocalizations while interacting with infants, the way human adults use motherese, or "baby talk," to engage babies' attention

Date: 30 May 2008, Rating: 3.00

Small-molecule modulators of Hedgehog signaling: identification and characterization of Smoothened agonists and antagonists
The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway is vital to animal development as it mediates the differentiation of multiple cell types during embryogenesis.

Date: 17 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

Causes and consequences of song amplitude adjustment in a territorial bird: a case study in nightingales
Recent studies on song variation in Common Nightingales Luscinia megarhynchos have revealed new insights into its importance in the singing behavior of territorial birds.

Date: 17 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Vocal sequential exchanges and intragroup spacing in the Northern Muriqui Brachyteles arachnoides hypoxanthus
Sequential exchanges of vocalizations (staccatos and neighs) emitted by Northern Muriquis Brachyteles arachnoides hypoxanthus were recorded at the Biological Station of Caratinga, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.

Date: 17 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Songbirds Prefer The Latest Music: Golden Oldies Just Don't Cut It With The Chicks
When it's time to mate, female white-crowned sparrows are looking for a male who sings the latest version of the love song, not some 1979 relic.

Date: 16 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Fitness Correlates Of Song Repertoire Size In Free-living Song Sparrows
Birdsong delights listeners and intrigues evolutionary ecologists.

Date: 16 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Mule Deer Moms Rescue Other Fawns
Mule deer are giving new meaning to watching out for other mothers' kids.

Date: 16 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00

Mother Deer Cannot Recognize The Calls Of Their Own Offspring But Sheep And Reindeer Can
In a new study from The American Naturalist, researchers from the University of Zurich studied vocal communication between fallow deer mothers and their offspring.

Date: 16 Oct 2007, Rating: 3.00

To Elude Bats, A Moth Keeps Its Hearing In Tune
Current understanding of the co-evolution of bats and moths has been thrown into question following new research reported in the journal Current Biology.

Date: 3 Jan 2007, Rating: 5.67

Elephants Imitate Sounds As A Form Of Social Communication
Elephants learn to imitate sounds that are not typical of their species.

Date: 25 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Warbling Whales Speak A Language All Their Own
Researchers have mathematically confirmed that humpback whales have their own syntax that uses sound units to build phrases that can be combined to form songs that last for hours.

Date: 25 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.00