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романтический ?

  My first record of this owl is in my bird journal recorded as: Owl,barred,11/24/92,after 5:30, 6:30. Morris Code sound ID, "Who-whowhowhowho-Who", 1-1234-1 (. - - - - . ) dot dashdashdashdash dot

“The Avian Kingdom has developed many ways of transmitting messages but song is a particularly useful form. Sound travels well in most habitats in which birds live and is clearly the most articulate.”

“In habitats such as a rainforest where foliage would prevent being seen from short distances, the inherent acoustics of the canopy allow long distance communication.” 

    With a little skepticism in my voice I asked Bubba what he thought the birds were saying to one another. He convinced me by explaining that “language” is just a group of simple messages and even though he didn’t understand their languages he understood the basic needs for language. He assumed topics were one of its three main functions. They were announcing territory claims or discussing border disputes, making endeavors to attract a mate, and identifying other members of their communal family.

First Category

  1. The ‘I don’t have a mate and I’m looking for a mate’, by the male.
  2. ‘Contact Calls’ usually passed back and forth during the day between males and females inside the territory. Little ‘hoot’ notes.
  3. ‘The Female to Female conflict’. These are thought to strengthen the pair bond. (Did I mention Owls are monogamous?)

Second category

1.      ‘This is my territory’  by the male (usually at dawn)

2.      ‘I have a mate in this territory’ by the male to another male.

3.      ‘The dispute of territory’  pro and con.

4.      Then an undefined message  to the female within the male’s territory after mating.

Even during the mating season  the groupings and sequences of short and long hoots, do not communicate all of  the birds concerns. Aggression, alarm, danger, and food location are other kinds of information some birds convey by the short unmusical screeching labeled ‘calls’, often heard throughout the year. Calls can be understood by other species and have a common bond.