Many birders are unaware of what different bird sounds mean and what their actions indicate. As Mr. Young says, "We don't have to know bird language to survive so we don't learn it."
In the DVD he explains these five voices:
- companion call
- territorial aggression
Each of the shapes is accompanied by an animation along with video clips of birds in action. A handy, laminated card is included with the DVD set, giving a quick reference to the various alarm shapes as well as an example of a "sit spot" used for studying bird language.
|This is our cat Rajah entranced by Bird Language|
Each of these birds provides different qualities but they share a commonality that provide a great start to learning bird language. You can pick just about any song birds but avoid corvids (crows, ravens, jays).
|Spotted Towhee; Eastern Towhee works well too|
I loved reading What the Robin Knows and this DVD set really helps to make bird language more understandable and in the reach of all birders.
Bird Language is produced by Village Video.
- Eddie Callaway - BirdFreak.com