FOR TEACHERS, KIDS, AND BUDDING NATURALISTS
EACH BIRDSONG WHISTLE IS AVAILABLE IN SAFE AND DURABLE BRASS, WOOD, & DELRIN* CONSTRUCTION, VOICED QUIETLY FOR INDOOR USE. LAMY BIRDSONG WHISTLES ARE GREAT FOR THE STUDY OF BIRDSONG, EAR-TRAINING, OR JUST HAVING FUN.
(for adults and kids 8 years and up)
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- LAMY WARBLER WHISTLE --TM Frequency Range: ca. 2kHz-7kHz + 10kHz overtone.
This instrument can imitate thousands of "pure or buzzy" songs and calls of the "high pitchers" from every continent with uncanny accuracy. It comes with a built-in kHz scale, frequency guides, and instructions for the imitation of several familiar species to acquaint the user with a variety of techniques.
Example species: Connecticut Warbler, Painted Redstart, Virginia's Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Field Sparrow, Carolina Wren, Winter Wren, Grasshopper Warbler, Chiff-chaff, Scarlet-spectacled Wattle-eye.
- THRUSH PIPES --TM Frequency Range: ca. 1kHz-4kHz
This double whistle can harmonize with itself like the Turdus and Catharus thrushes, and is meticulously tuned to play intervals typical of Wood Thrush, Veery, and European Blackbird.
Example species: Wood Thrush, Varied Thrush, Townsend's Solitaire, Gray Catbird, Veery, Hermit Thrush.
- BOBOLINK WHISTLE --TM Frequency Range: ca. 2kHz-7.5kHz + 10kHz overtone.
This double whistle with independent frequency controls to simulate the miraculous "double voice box" of many songbirds such as Bobolink, Gnatcatcher, mimids, finches, and thrushes. It can also imitate thousands of "pure or buzzy" songs and calls of the "high pitchers" from every continent with uncanny accuracy.
Example Species: Bobolink, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-crowned Rosy Finch, Senegal Firefinch, Melodious Lark, Hoary Redpoll, Thrush Nightingale.
- SHOREBIRD & RAPTOR CALL --TM Frequency Range: ca. 1kHz-7khz
The emphatic vocalizations of this group of non-songbirds feature the "Soo-lee" sound of a fundamental cracking into overtones, a technique known as "bugling" (from bugle).
Example Species: Dunlin, Lesser Golden Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk (juvenile), Lesser Chanting-Goshawk.
- ENGLISH BONE WHISTLE --TM Frequency Range: ca. 1kHz-6kHz
The world's first high-pitch whistle that can be tuned to be diatonic, chromatic, or microtonal, all without finger-crowding or a key system. Name derives from a notorious mistranslation of "Angled Trombone Whistle" from French.
Examples: Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee, Barnum & Bailey's Favorite (Thunder & Blazes)
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*According to Wikipedia, Delrin is the brand name for an acetal resin engineering plastic invented and sold by DuPont. Often marketed and used as a metal substitute, Delrin is a lightweight, low-friction, and wear-resistant plastic capable of operating in temperatures in excess of 90 degrees celsius (approx 200 degrees Fahrenheit).