Perception of complex sounds in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) with temporary hearing loss.

  title={Perception of complex sounds in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) with temporary hearing loss.},
  author={Robert J. Dooling and Brenda M. Ryals and Micheal L Dent and Tracy L Reid},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={119 4},
Songbirds and parrots deafened as nestlings fail to develop normal vocalizations, while birds deafened as adults show a gradual deterioration in the quality and precision of vocal production. Beyond this, little is known about the effect of hearing loss on the perception of vocalizations. Here, we induced temporary hearing loss in budgerigars with kanamycin and tested several aspects of the hearing, including the perception of complex, species-specific vocalizations. The ability of these birds… CONTINUE READING
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