It's not as popular as golf or football, but the tenth annual Leonard J. Wexdeck?
It's not as popular as golf or football, but the tenth annual Leonard J. Wexdeck Bird Calling Contest attracted a long list of entrants and a crowd of spectators in Los Angeles on Wednesday (16 May).
Some of the contestant took years to perfect the noises that won them awards at the contest. Judges picked the full throated calls of the Columbidae Gourinae, the Corvis Corvinis, and the common duck.
SYNOPSIS: The Tenth annual Leonard J. Waxdeck Bird Calling contest in Los Angeles attracted a big line-up of contestants. Their special talent - sounding like birds. It's quite a spectator event too... it seems people get a kick out of watching and listening to other people sounding like birds. It's a bit hard at first, but after that first shaky warble, the entrants were away.
This is the well known call of the Specius Ignota. Done the way only a human can.
Not all the birdcalls came from the upper-crust imitators. The best mimicry of the common duck did well on points.
The unmistakable Avis Ignota call.
The Corvis Corvinis sounds like this.
This one comes under the broad heading of deep-throated warbling. There'll be another Leonard Waxdeck birdcalling contest next year.