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  • Taylor, Hollis (Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture ? Australia and New Zealand, 2011)
    This paper surveys textual references to the Australian pied butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis). We begin with my initial encounter with this songbird (in re-worked excerpts from the book Post Impressions), and then ...
  • Taylor, Hollis; Lestel, Dominique (Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, 2011)
    Background in zoomusicology. The discipline of zoomusicology is a pioneering enterprise that requires the collaboration of practices, methodologies, and expert knowledge from a variety of areas. Pre-existing models for ...
  • Taylor, Hollis (MIT Press, 2010)
    This paper challenges the assumption that improvisation is a process unique to humans. Despite the general reluctance of biologists to consider bird-song "music," they routinely comment on improvisation found in the signals ...
  • Taylor, Hollis (Sage Publications Ltd, 2013)
    In this article I investigate how and why birdsong is regularly excluded from definitions of music. I argue that to claim human exceptionalism for this capacity is highly premature, since so few avian species have been ...