The Sound of Birds – 60 Minutes – Natural Sounds

The Sound of Birds – 60 Minutes – Natural Sounds

Recording Audio with Rode VideoMic. Il suono degli uccelli al mattino presto. Bird vocalization includes both bird calls and bird songs. In non-technical use, bird songs are the bird sounds that are melodious to the human ear. In ornithology and birding, (relatively complex) songs are distinguished by function from (relatively simple) calls. he distinction between songs and calls is based upon complexity, length, and context. Songs are longer and more complex and are associated with courtship and mating, while calls tend to serve such functions as alarms or keeping members of a flock in contact.[3] Other authorities such as Howell and Webb (1995) make the distinction based on function, so that short vocalizations, such as those of pigeons, and even non-vocal sounds, such as the drumming of woodpeckers and the “winnowing” of snipes’ wings in display flight, are considered songs.[4] Still others require song to have syllabic diversity and temporal regularity akin to the repetitive and transformative patterns that define music. It is generally agreed upon in birding and ornithology which sounds are songs and which are calls, and a good field guide will differentiate between the two. Bird song is best developed in the order Passeriformes. Most song is emitted by male rather than female birds. Song is usually delivered from prominent perches, although some species may sing when flying. Some groups are nearly voiceless, producing only percussive and rhythmic sounds, such as the

Bird Songs

Bird Songs

Here are presented the following bird songs (some names sound pretty weird, esp. to a German native speaker): 00:00 blackbird 00:31 blue tit 00:49 great tit 01:09 yellowhammer 01:38 hoopoe 01:49 skylark 02:12 nightingale 02:41 thrush nightingale 03:09 swift 03:24 chimney swallow 03:44 grey wagtail 04:05 chaffinch 04:19 sedge warbler 04:36 wren

Birds Eye View Film Festival 2009: Trailer!

Birds Eye View Film Festival 2009: Trailer!

BIRDS EYE VIEW FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 5 – 13TH 2009

Celebrating the best women filmmakers from around the globe, Birds Eye View will again be screening world-class films from world-class talent, with events taking place at the BFI Southbank, ICA, The Gate cinema (Notting Hill), and Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK on International Women’s Day (March 8th).

The Birds Eye View Film Festival 2009 brings a stellar line-up of fantastic and fascinating cinema made by UK and International women filmmakers;from the top US indie films of ’08 and UK premieres including Cannes Critics Week winner to inspirational new work from Afghan women filmmakers, via premieres of European arthouse gems and a trek around Nigerian Nollywood.

Our exclusive Retrospective Strand Screen Seductresses: Vamps, Vixens and Femmes Fatales – the largest season of femme fatales ever to hit the BFI Southbank and we’ve once again commissioned cutting edge female musicians to accompany all five silent Vamp films.
Plus special events, one-off live music events, hot debate, moving image innovation, an introduction to Nollywood, fashion films, training workshops, parties and much, much more
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Trailer produced in collaboration with Open Book and Red Banana Productions.
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