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The Discovery of Animal Behaviour: Signs & Signals  (1983)

Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984

What is the nature of animal language? During the first half of this century, Karl Von Frisch deciphered the code of honey bees' dance and Niko Tinberbergen devised tests to show the significance of signals displayed when fish and birds communicate among themselves. This film looks at their work and reconstructs experiments.

Film credits

Sound: Lyndon Bird
Camera: Hugh Miles
Producer: John Sparks
Director: John Sparks
Script: John Sparks
Music: Edward Williams
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Camera: Jim Saunders
Dubbing: Alec Brown
Dubbing: Andy Nelson
Sound: John Kirby
Editor: Ron Martin
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984
Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984