Test 1- COMD Notes Birds and Bees

Test 1- COMD Notes Birds and Bees - COMD Tuesday, September...

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COMD Tuesday, September 04, 2007 Notes Animal Communication Birds It’s commonly thought that birds use a finite language. This means there are a limited number of sounds that combine to form a limited number of meanings. Their communication depends on the sounds and their frequencies. Parrots can mimic human language After 13 years bird Alex had vocabulary of 80 words. Classified 40 objects according to their color and what they were made of. Didn’t know very many birds and couldn’t relate objects to verbs. Bees Carl Vonfrish: died bees and studied their dances Round dance: indicated that there was food nearby within 20 feet. The more intense the movements, the richer the source of food. Sickle dance: looks like a figure 8. Indicates the food source is 20-60 feet away. The angle of the dance shows the direction of the food. The more intense, the richer the food. Waggle dance:
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course COMD 2050 taught by Professor Collins during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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Test 1- COMD Notes Birds and Bees - COMD Tuesday, September...

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