Male birds emit low-pitched sounds inaudible to human ears
Other peacocks hear it though, Angela Freeman reported June 13 at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society. When she played recordings of the newly discovered sound to peafowl, females looked alert and males were likely to shriek out a (human-audible) call. Peacocks are thus the first birds known to make and perceive noises below human hearing, Freeman said.
”Really exciting,” said Roslyn Dakin of Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, who studie