Category Archives: Animal Communication

Tool Use

You all will love watching this bird making the Facebook rounds. She’s fishing with a piece of bread. Click on through.   Post by If the Devil Had a Wife.

A New Surprise for the Scientists

Birds too can communicate and not just la, la, la, la, la. Great tits use different alarm calls for different predators, according to a scientist in Japan. The researcher analysed the birds’ calls and found they made “jar” sounds for snakes and “chicka” sounds for crows and martens. This, he says, is the first demonstration…

Dog Talk

Yesterday my neighbors had some friends over who own the most giant pit bull type dog I think I’ve ever seen. I was out in the yard with my 75 pound dog and all of a sudden he was on alert. His body tightened, his tail went up, his hackles spread across his back further…

Chimpanzees and Vocalizations

This article made me chuckle. It’s about chimpanzees calls and how they are different depending upon the circumstances surrounding the information. What is the alarm about and who am I trying to warn? In Uganda, the researchers presented wild chimpanzees with a moving snake model and monitored their vocal and behavioural responses. They found that…

Cutting Edge Communication Studies

I think we’ve all known someone, an older someone, an older independent cuss of a someone who doesn’t want to be doted over, looked after, checked on or even noted. In the UK, scientists are working with dogs to develop a template for noting when a dog’s owner isn’t right. Don’t check in on the…