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Old 04-05-2013, 10:07 AM
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How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

Owning a GCC makes my ears ring...then I got to thinking about the bigger birds...how loud are they?
here are some decibel facts on some birds:

please add your info if you have it, it will prove to be very interesting!

Moluccan Cockatoos hold the record as the loudest bird on earth at 135db (average = 120db).Ē
Hyacinth macaw alarm calls were 106 dB.
A scarlet macaw measured at 102 dB from 15 feet away.

It was interesting to find that size isnít always the determining factor for tolerable noise. Some of the loudest birds according to the polls were birds in smaller bodies. Conures ranked at No. 1 for overall loudness, as well as frequency for contact calls, greetings and alarm calls.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:16 AM
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Re: How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

I don't have decibel facts but I know the bigger birds can really make some noise. However, for loudness, harshness and frequency, i have to say sun conures can really rank pretty high! And i almost think frequency is the "problem", more than volume.
Never having had a cockatoo or macaw of my own but being around them often enough, i have to say their call is pretty darn impressive, but i have never known one who was a problem squawker. THAT could be pretty wild.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

I don't know the decibel "science" behind it, but let me tell you, if Kiwi is upset, you can hear him from inside all the way down at the end of the block. Thankfully, he's not typically a very noisy bird, but he can wake up the neighborhood if he really wants to.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:15 AM
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Re: How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

that's what I was more interested in, I know amazons are loud, but how loud?.. compared to their counterparts.
sometimes I get into my 'science mode', and gets me wondering about this sort of thing
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:55 AM
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Re: How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

My friend who has both Sun and Green Cheek recorded:
Her Sun : 104 db
Her GCC : 94 db

To put it in perspective, 1 DECIBEL IS 10 TIMES LOUDER!!

So the Sun is 100 times louder than the Green Cheek!!! EEEKKKK !!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:03 PM
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Re: How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

ha, i so believe that, having a sun for 11 yrs.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:38 PM
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Re: How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

Sun conures and there high pitched harsh calls hurt my ears lol

I don't know what a galahs number is, I don't think it's as loud as a sun conures, and at a deeper tone so it's easier on the ears.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:48 PM
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Re: How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

In my parrot book they had the following levels-

Macaw- 105 decibels
Moluccan cockatoo- 135 decibels
Nanday conure- 155 decibels
Mealy amazon- 124 decibels
Quaker parrot-113 decibels
Mustached parakeet- 111 decibels
Mitred conure- 100 decibels

and then it says- at a distance of 100 feet, the average jet engine is 140 decibels, so some parrots are louder!
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:56 PM
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Re: How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

I have a video on here somewhere of my breeder's aviary, I'll show you loud LOL :d
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Re: How LOUD is your bird?...Decibel facts

Loud has never been a problem to me... it's the screeching I can't handle.

Give me a loud braying cockatoo over a screechy sun conure any day!
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