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Hearing in Penguins


The project studied the hearing ability of Humboldt penguins. The hearing ability of the penguins was determined psychoacoustically and by auditory evoked potentials (AEP). The results show that penguins hear best between 1 and 4 kHz in air. In addition, an animal audiogram database was created to facilitate comparison between the published audiograms of different aquatic animals. Penguins responded with a surprisingly low response threshold to sound stimuli in underwater playback experiments. This project has laid the foundation for future studies on the hearing capacity of diving birds, contributing to a greater understanding of how marine birds are affected by underwater noise.

Series
Texte | 101/2024
Number of pages
108
Year of publication
Author(s)
Michaël Beaulieu, Ulrike Buschewski, Dorit Liebers-Helbig, Anne May, Helen Rößler, Michael Dähne, Magnus Wahlberg, Kenneth Sørensen, Guido Dehnhardt, Jenny Ann Byl, Tabea Lange, Lars Miersch, Jana Hoffmann, Cora Albrecht, Sylke Frahnert, Denise Jäckel, Alvaro Ortiz Troncoso
Language
English
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Project No. (FKZ)
3717 18 244 0
Publisher
German Environment Agency
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 penguin  measuring technique