Latest Audiowings journal plus CD

The December 2018 issue of Audiowings has been out a while, and members will have received and devoured it well by now! However for those who haven’t, here’s a summary of what’s in our latest edition.

Nocturnal ecologist Julie-Broken Brow begins with an insightful article on how habitat and foraging ecology are related to ultrasonic microbat vocalisations.

Cetacean ecologist Jennifer Allen takes us under the sea searching for clues on how Humpback Whale songs are transferred so faithfully and quickly across vast distances from one population to another.

Sue Gould paints a broad-brush picture of Huon Bowerbird vocalisations, focusing on the overall pattern of singing behaviour and how that might relate to their social behaviour. She includes links to her online audio recordings.

Tony Baylis contributes a companion article on the birdsong of Papua New Guinea’s Huon Peninsular, focusing on vocalisations of the Emperor Bird of Paradise, with spectrograms.

PhD student Daniella Texeira tells how she is using bioacoustics to assist with the conservation of Kangaroo Island Glossy Black Cockatoos, and the southeastern subspecies of the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

Ann Jones writes of her ABC Radio National program Off Track, which is dedicated to broadcasting sounds of nature and intriguing commentary from all across Australia to her listeners.

Sound archivist Melinda Barrie reviews the live performance of Earthscape by sound artists Ros Bandt and Vicki Hallett at this year’s Geelong-After-Dark Festival. We also hear from composer and musician Vicki Hallett on Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Elephant Listening Project, and how Vicki uses it as a source of inspiration in composition, improvisation and performance, and in so doing, raising awareness of the plight of forest elephants in Africa.

Many thanks to our wonderful and hard-working editorial team: Sue Gould (text), Tony Baylis (audio and publication) and John Campbell (editorial assistance).

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