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  • Glenda

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    July 5, 2024 at 11:31 am
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    Birds create different sounds primarily through a unique organ called the syrinx. The syrinx is located at the base of a bird’s trachea and contains membranes and muscles that vibrate to produce sound when air passes through .Songbirds in particular have a highly developed syrinx with multiple pairs of muscles that allow them to precisely control the vibration of the membranes and produce a wide range of complex vocalizations, including trills, whistles, and even “duets” where they create two sounds simultaneously .In contrast, birds like ostriches and vultures that lack a syrinx or have a more limited one can only produce simpler sounds like grunts and hisses .The shape of a bird’s beak, tongue, and other vocal structures also helps shape the final sound that is produced . Overall, the avian vocal system is remarkably efficient and adaptable compared to the human larynx, allowing birds to create an incredible diversity of sounds for communication .

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