Animal Behavior ScreencastsAuthor: David B. Miller
20 Aug 2018

Animal Behavior Screencasts

Download, listen or watch all podcasts

Screencasts (video podcasts) hosted by Dr. David B. Miller Professor Emeritus at The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A. These screencasts were formerly used in Dr. Miller's Animal Behavior course from 2009 to 2017, prior to his retirement.

  • Watch

    Communication: Episode 12: Vocal Imitation

    Some bird species have excellent abilities to imitate other species of birds as well as other sounds. This brief episode shows a few examples.

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

    download
  • Watch

    Communication: Episode 11: Song Complexity

    Some animal vocalizations are relatively simple in acoustic structure, but many are also very complex and can be energetically costly to produce. So, why produce them? Here we examine some data on frog and bird vocalizations that offer possible explanations.

  • Posted on 07 Aug 2018

    download
  • Watch

    Communication: Episode 10: Methods of Studying Bird Song

    In an attempt to ascertain how some species of song birds learn their songs, researchers have developed techniques to disrupt auditory input as well as output and assess the results on adult song.

  • Posted on 31 Jul 2018

    download
  • Watch

    Communication: Episode 9: Bird Song Complexity, Mechanisms, and Development

    An examination of the complexity of bird song, the syrinx—a structure that is primarily responsible for it, and how song develops from nestlings to adults.

  • Posted on 23 Jul 2018

    download
  • Watch

    Communication: Episode 8: Sonic & Symbolic Communication

    How nonhuman animals use sounds within the human hearing range to refer to specific items, such as threats from potential predators as well as food items.

  • Posted on 16 Jul 2018

    download

Follow Playlisto