|A. mississippiensis threat call|
|When an alligator doesn't want to be disturbed, it may produce a "threat call" when approached. This is one of several kinds of threatening calls produced by a juvenile alligator. Both the spectrogram and the power spectrum of the call are shown below.|
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To listen to the call which is shown here, click on either or to download the sounds.
The spectrogram to your right shows the sound in a visual form - it plots frequency against time, with intensities shown as different colours. The power spectrum plots frequency against intensity, averaged over the whole call.
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