Hey, thanks much. This explains my futile attempts at duck-hunting as a
youth with my father, using a kazoo-like instrument which was supposed to be
a duck-call. This instrument, in fact, did not echo (at least to my hearing,
see 1) below), so that, it seems, it was not indeed much of a duck call. All
was well, in the end, because, though I like games, and am game for almost
anything, duck is a bit too gamey for my tastes. However, it seems that our
dogs were completely fooled by the fake "duck call", though the ducks were
not, which leads me to believe that ducks are more sensitive to echo than
If you have more time on your hands, could you please find answers and URLs
1) Echo sensitivity amongst animals (apparently, bats first and dogs last)
2) The degree to which "duck call" gizmos actually immitate the call of a
duck (both frequency and time-domain analyses), and the degree to which
ducks are actually fooled by such gizmos.
"Kevin J." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Sorry... but I was bored and searched for 'duck' and found a
> thread in this group about duck quacks not echoing...
> It wouldn't let me post another message to it...
> But I am still bored....
> Go ahead and look. It's true. Duck quacks _do_ in fact echo.
> Pretty neat... huh... yea...