Ornithology B/C

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Frogger4907 » March 10th, 2011, 7:45 pm

My brother says: any tips for identifying calls on the second part of the list, they all seem the same :| :?:
Just listen to each one and put the name to the "face" and do it over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over,... u get the point.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby sciencegeek100 » March 10th, 2011, 9:53 pm

My brother says: any tips for identifying calls on the second part of the list, they all seem the same :| :?:
Just listen to each one and put the name to the "face" and do it over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over,... u get the point.
which ones sound the same? i can tell a slight difference between all of them...
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Teal » March 10th, 2011, 11:26 pm

^ For the second group, really try to hear the mnemonics. In fact, depend on the mnemonics for the songs and calls.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » March 11th, 2011, 12:51 pm

And if you need to, put them on your note sheets.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » March 11th, 2011, 1:18 pm

I find calls rather easy to memorize. Just listen to them repeatedly, make up your own mnemonics and tricks (to me, the Whooping Crane sort of sounds like a bugle), then quiz yourself. Also, listen to different versions of each call.

The ones that trip me up are the owls, doves, and the roadrunner. They can all sound rather similar.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby mingtian » March 11th, 2011, 3:51 pm

How do you tell the difference between the calls of the Brown Thrasher and the Mockingbird? They both mimic other birds, but do they mimic different birds?

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby lolliexdd » March 11th, 2011, 4:17 pm

How do you tell the difference between the calls of the Brown Thrasher and the Mockingbird? They both mimic other birds, but do they mimic different birds?
The brown thrasher repeats calls twice usually, and the mockingbird repeats them 3 or more times.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby mingtian » March 11th, 2011, 4:31 pm

Thanks. How much bird anatomy should I know? I have diagrams on respiratory, skeletal, and external features. I've never seen the nervous or muscular systems. Are they necessary to know?

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Skink » March 11th, 2011, 4:45 pm

I've never seen the nervous or muscular systems. Are they necessary to know?
Think about it this way: the supervisor has to find a good diagram of those things to test you on it. If you haven't seen the diagrams, chances are the supervisor hasn't, either (unless it's, like, a college professor or professional nerd running the event).

I'm not worrying about those systems. Somebody else might disagree, though...

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Frogger4907 » March 11th, 2011, 6:09 pm

Thanks. How much bird anatomy should I know? I have diagrams on respiratory, skeletal, and external features. I've never seen the nervous or muscular systems. Are they necessary to know?
They could test over it but it wouldn't be anticipated/expected.
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