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[mass noun] The musical vocalizations of a bird or birds, typically uttered by a male songbird in characteristic bursts or phrases for territorial purposes.
- ‘Usually I'd choose to stop at points where I was hearing more birdsong.’
- ‘So birdsong is a mixture of pre-programmed knowledge of their species song and learning from older singing males.’
- ‘The air seethes with birdsong and the noises of farm animals tethered in back yards.’
- ‘Alone in a suburb of the same city, my husband away, one afternoon I mistook birdsong for a person whistling inside the house.’
- ‘Probably the most distinctive birdsong that I have ever heard belongs to the white-throated sparrow.’
- ‘Listening to recorded birdsong is only one of many ways on the Internet to tune in to real animal voices.’
- ‘The clear tones of birdsong emerge from internal air sacs that can inflate and deflate, much like a bagpipe's bladder.’
- ‘The faint whistling of birdsong awoke Marcs as it crept into his cell.’
- ‘The researchers played recordings of birdsong to lure the wrens into nearly invisible net traps.’
- ‘Plus why oh why did they introduce unnecessary twittering birdsong on one track?’
- ‘In a second, the air filled with birdsong, the number of birds doubling and redoubling, blocking out the sun.’
- ‘Initially he proposed to explain birdsong as a display, enabling a discerning female to select a mate from among a number of males.’
- ‘In spring, birds nested in the eaves, the twitterings, cheepings and chorus of birdsong wrecking the soundtrack.’
- ‘The usual explanation for birdsong is that the birds are singing to attract mates or to announce the limits of their territory.’
- ‘Ornithologists also know something about how birdsong is produced.’
- ‘Many studies have been done exploring the degree to which birdsong is innate or learned behavior.’
- ‘Since the 1970s the woods have been losing their spring chorus of birdsong.’
- ‘No more beautiful birdsong, no more beautiful birds flying beautifully in the sky.’
- ‘One can listen to the rustle of woodland leaves or birdsong and view the scurrying wild animals or the graceful gliding swans.’
- ‘Already the air was warm, underscored by a chatter of birdsong and the muted clop-clop from their horse's hooves.’
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