, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 44–55 | Cite as

Acoustic communication in birds

Differences in songs and calls, their production and biological significance
  • Anil Kumar
General Article


The article highlights the biological significance of songs and calls in birds. The structural diversity of songs and its relevance for social behaviour are described. Acoustic communication plays an important role in the life of birds and has proven useful in establishing phylogenetic and evolutionary relationships among species.


Bird song bird calls communication animal behaviour ecology syrinx Copsychus saularis 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wildlife Institute of IndiaChandrabani DehradunIndia

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