Koala

Koala

During the breeding season, male koalas use loud, bellowing calls and resonant, growling expirations to advertise their presence and warn off males.

During the breeding season, male koalas use loud, bellowing calls that consist of a series of harsh inhalations each followed by a resonant, growling expiration. These calls advertise an individual’s presence and warn off other males.

The only vocalization generally heard from females and sub-adult males is a harsh, wailing distress call given when harassed by adult males.


Image | ©️ Keren Stiles, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Sources | (Dubuc & Eckroad, 1999; MacDonald, 1995)

 

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