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Yellowhammer Dialects

Main Project Information
Presented By Charles University in Prague
Goal Map the distribution of yellowhammer dialects
Task Record yellowhammer song on cellphone or digital camera
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Project aims to compare distribution of yellowhammer dialects in the UK and in New Zealand, where were yellowhammers imported in the 19th century. Whether any new songs evolved during isolation is only one of the questions that intrigue us. The other is, whether current distribution of dialects reflects well the known history, reconstructed from the available information about introduction events (when, where and in which numbers were yellowhammers released) and about subsequent spread.

How to Join

Record the birdsong and upload them on the project's website or on server for sharing sounds (xeno-canto, SoundCloud).
In the UK, there is only one limitation, yellowhammer is less common nowadays, therefore before going to the field, teacher must make sure there are yellowhammers around. If he hesitates, scientists can give a hand.

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Required Gear

Cellphone, digital camera or digital voicerecorder (checkout for more)

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity While fishing, On a walk, run, On a hike, In the car
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags birdsong, dialects, yellowhammer
Project Updated 05/23/2018