Publication
Title
Geluidsproductie bij vogels
Author
Abstract
The syrinx plays an important role in the sound production of birds. Its most important structures are the labia and the lateral tympaniform membranes that produce sound by vibrating during expiration. Since the left and right sides of the syrinx are innervated independently from each other, two sound sources are present which can act either simultaneously or separately with one side acting as sound source and the other side as air inlet. The birds song is generated in specific neural brain centres via a seamless synchronization of the respiration and the muscles of the upper respiratory tract, the trachea and the syrinx. Hormones also play a role by influencing the volume of the brain centres in relation to the season. The acquisition of the birds song starts with a sensory phase in which the juvenile bird learns the species specific song, and is followed by a sensorimotor phase during which the young bird fine-tunes its song via auditory feedback.
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Vlaams diergeneeskundig tijdschrift. - Antwerpen
Publication
Antwerpen : 2011
ISSN
0303-9021
Volume/pages
80:1(2011), p. 15-23
ISI
000287981600002
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
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Publication type
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External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 11.04.2012
Last edited 10.08.2017