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« on: 20/06/2007 19:40:41 »
Coco the cockatiel isn't that large as far as birds go. He's certainly no Andean condor. But his whistle is incredibly loud. What is it that gives him such ear-splitting volume?

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« Reply #1 on: 20/06/2007 21:41:58 »
Try feeding him and then maybe he will quieten down, also wouldnt you complain if you were locked in a cage  :-)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 20/06/2007 22:36:58 »
Well, yeah, there is that to it. But he lives with a budgie (smaller) & a kakariki (larger) and they're nowhere near as loud.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 21/06/2007 06:36:41 »
the owner of the store where i work keeps cockatiels there... try hearing 8 of them all get going at once! they ARE incredibly loud...
 

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« Reply #4 on: 21/06/2007 07:09:51 »
We used to have 3 but 2 of them died  [:-'(]
 

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« Reply #5 on: 21/06/2007 07:37:46 »
If Coco carries on screeching from 4:30am onwards he'll be starring in a remake of the Monty Python parrot sketch!  [:(!]
 

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« Reply #6 on: 21/06/2007 08:09:13 »
Coco the cockatiel isn't that large as far as birds go. He's certainly no Andean condor. But his whistle is incredibly loud. What is it that gives him such ear-splitting volume?


Aren't most birds heads almost completely empty?


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This area is (I think) used as a resonance and amplification box. And perhaps it's also to do with the frequency of the noise - it has to travel and so should be at the pitch which won't be ready absorbed. You know sometimes a sounds has gone right through you - well, perhaps it does? And what is it about certain noises that do seem to be more piercing?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 21/06/2007 09:12:58 »
I don't think it's the pitch of the sound. The kakariki makes a sort-of cark-cark noise and we all know what budgies sound like. It's the sheer volume that Coco achieves when he whistles.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/06/2007 02:56:10 »
They are amazingly loud!
 

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