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World's loudest bird has a mating call above the human pain threshold

ABC Science - Tue 22 Oct 19

The male white bellbird's mating call reaches peak decibel levels above the human pain threshold, with the noise exposing potential mates to a sound louder than ...

Scientists in the Amazon Have Recorded the World's Loudest Bird. It Hits a Painful 125 Decibels

Discover Magazine - Mon 21 Oct 19

The male white bellbird. (Credit: Anselmo d'Affonseca) Visitors to the mountains of the northern Amazon can get unusually close to the white bellbird. Ornithologists have long suspected that ...

A bird’s ear-splitting shriek smashes the record for loudest song

Nature News - Mon 21 Oct 19

Nature, Published online: 21 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03194-zThe male white bellbird’s voice is powerful enough to damage the hearing of the female he is trying ...

World's loudest male bird bellows at females sitting right next to it

Newscientist - Mon 21 Oct 19

The loudest song of the white bellbird hits an average of 116 decibels, putting it on a par with a pile-driver and beating all previously documented birds

Meet the loudest bird in the world

Cosmos Magazine - Mon 21 Oct 19

In the Amazon, the amps are turned up to 11.

White bellbirds have the loudest known mating call of any bird

ScienceNews - Mon 21 Oct 19

White bellbirds have the loudest mating call, according to scientists who compared the songs of bellbirds and screaming pihas in the Brazilian Amazon.

Amazon's white bellbirds set new record for loudest bird call - Mon 21 Oct 19

Biologist Jeff Podos at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with Mario Cohn-Haft at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil, report that they have recorded the loudest ...

Amazon's white bellbirds set new record for loudest bird call, ScienceDaily - Mon 21 Oct 19

World’s Loudest Bird Screams in Potential Mates’ Faces - Tue 22 Oct 19

A white bellbird. (Photo Credit: Anselmo d'Affonseca / Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia) There are many different styles of flirting: Some ...

Small Amazon bird has the loudest call in the world

ZME Science - Mon 21 Oct 19

When sexual selection favors the loud.

World's Loudest Bird Shrieks Directly Into Potential Mates' Faces

Gizmodo - Mon 21 Oct 19

This candidate for the loudest bird in the world screams from the treetops with chainsaw volume, directly into the ear of a potential mate.Read more...

The world's loudest bird is as deafening as thunder, scientists say - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Mon 21 Oct 19

At 125.4 decibels, the white bellbird is almost as loud as a jet aircraft.

Amazonian white bellbird sets the record for the loudest animal call EVER

Daily Mail - Mon 21 Oct 19

Researchers led by the University of Massachusetts recorded the bird producing its deafening call in mountains in the north of the Amazon rainforest.

White bellbirds in Amazon shatter record for loudest bird call ever measured

Eurekalert - Mon 21 Oct 19

(Cell Press) Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on Oct. 21 have captured the loudest bird calls yet documented. The calls are the mating songs of male white bellbirds, which ...