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  • n. A musical sound made by a bird.

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  • n. the characteristic sound produced by a bird


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From bird +‎ song.


  • While struggling to read a short story one afternoon, I get fixated on the word birdsong.

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  • The purity of birdsong is owed in large part to rapid, controlled changes in the shape of the birds 'upper vocal tracts, according to a new study of Northern Cardinals by scientists at Indiana University Bloomington, Purdue University and Australian National University.

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  • I dearly love those weeks in spring when it's cool enough to sleep with the windows open, and early enough in the year that noisy birdsong is all the alarm clock that I need.

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  • My brain is just a field of scattering deer, a birdsong is a bridge of wings, there are ants crawling in and out of my ears.

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  • The tone that is said to improve skin mixes a burst of electro-Schubert with woodland noises such as birdsong and streams.

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  • Their music uses band instrumentation, field recordings such as birdsong and street chatters, filtered electronics, speech and song fragments.


  • Whether it's the croak of a raven perched high above us while we're on a particularly exhausting trail run, or the raucous conversation of blackbirds that congregate around the CMC building in Breckenridge, we always feel strangely soothed and / or encouraged by the "birdsong" of the corvids.

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  • All you'll hear is birdsong, church bells, other people's conversations and the coffee machine.

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  • Then this gem: Unless accompanied by words, music is as meaningless as birdsong.

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  • Others identify more intimate ambassadors: the first dashing yellow daffodil, the rising dawn chorus of birdsong, the earliest appearance of frogspawn in ponds and ditches, the first cut of grass, a pied wagtail over ploughed land and yellow catkins dangling from hazel branches all symbolise spring's arrival for someone.

    Spring's here: skylarks overhead, moles in the garden, moths in the bathroom


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