Roderick Suthers

  • 3096 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1965 …2016
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Publications 1965 2016

  • 3096 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
  • 70 Article
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2016
4 Citations (Scopus)

Lingual articulation in songbirds

Suthers, R., Rothgerber, J. R. & Jensen, K. K., Feb 15 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 219, 4, p. 491-500 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Songbirds
songbird
songbirds
song
tongue
2012
22 Citations (Scopus)

Bilateral coordination and the motor basis of female preference for sexual signals in canary song

Suthers, R., Vallet, E. & Kreutzer, M., Sep 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 215, 17, p. 2950-2959 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Canaries
canaries
Music
song
animal communication
13 Citations (Scopus)

Vocal tract articulation revisited: the case of the monk parakeet

Ohms, V. R., Beckers, G. J. L., Ten Cate, C. & Suthers, R., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 215, 1, p. 85-92 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parakeets
parakeets
songbird
Dental Articulators
Parrots
2011
16 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanisms of song production in the Australian magpie

Suthers, R., Wild, J. M. & Kaplan, G., 2011, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 197, 1, p. 45-59 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

songbird
syringes
Syringes
Music
song
2009
21 Citations (Scopus)

Vocal tract motor patterns and resonance during constant frequency song: The white-throated sparrow

Riede, T. & Suthers, R., Feb 2009, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 195, 2, p. 183-192 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sparrows
Passeriformes
Music
song
animal communication
2006
29 Citations (Scopus)

Model for vocalization by a bird with distensible vocal cavity and open beak

Fletcher, N. H., Riede, T. & Suthers, R., Feb 2006, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 119, 2, p. 1005-1011 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

birds
cavities
trachea
tongue
mouth
11 Citations (Scopus)

Respiratory water loss during rest and flight in European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)

Engel, S., Suthers, R., Biebach, H. & Visser, G. H., Dec 2006, In : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - A Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 145, 4, p. 423-432 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Starlings
Temperature
Water
Ventilation
Evaporation
120 Citations (Scopus)

Songbirds tune their vocal tract to the fundamental frequency of their song

Riede, T., Suthers, R., Fletcher, N. H. & Blevins, W. E., Apr 4 2006, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103, 14, p. 5543-5548 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Songbirds
Music
Esophagus
Cineradiography
Beak
43 Citations (Scopus)

Voices of the dead: Complex nonlinear vocal signals from the larynx of an ultrasonic frog

Suthers, R., Narins, P. M., Lin, W. Y., Schnitzler, H. U., Denzinger, A., Xu, C. H. & Feng, A. S., Dec 2006, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 209, 24, p. 4984-4993 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

larynx
Larynx
Ultrasonics
frog
Anura
2005
36 Citations (Scopus)

Vocal tract filtering and sound radiation in a songbird

Nelson, B. S., Deckers, G. J. L. & Suthers, R., Jan 2005, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 208, 2, p. 297-308 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beak
Songbirds
songbird
beak
songbirds
2004
48 Citations (Scopus)

Bilateral song production in domestic canaries

Suthers, R., Vallet, E., Tanvez, A. & Kreutzer, M., Sep 5 2004, In : Journal of Neurobiology. 60, 3, p. 381-393 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Canaries
Music
Syringes
Bronchi
Birds
27 Citations (Scopus)

Inflation of the esophagus and vocal tract filtering in ring doves

Riede, T., Beckers, G. J. L., Blevins, W. & Suthers, R., Nov 2004, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 207, 23, p. 4025-4036 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

doves
vocalization
inflation
Columbidae
Economic Inflation
55 Citations (Scopus)

Motor mechanisms of a vocal mimic: Implications for birdsong production

Zollinger, S. A. & Suthers, R., Mar 7 2004, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 271, 1538, p. 483-491 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
song
animal communication
Syringes
Acoustic generators
81 Citations (Scopus)

Old World frog and bird vocalizations contain prominent ultrasonic harmonics

Narins, P. M., Feng, A. S., Lin, W., Schnitzler, H. U., Denzinger, A., Suthers, R. & Xu, C., Feb 2004, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 115, 2, p. 910-913 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

frogs
birds
ultrasonics
harmonics
acoustics
89 Citations (Scopus)

Producing song: The vocal apparatus

Suthers, R. & Zollinger, S. A., 2004, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1016, p. 109-129 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
Syringes
Songbirds
Acoustic waves
Acoustics
18 Citations (Scopus)

Sound localization in a small passerine bird: Discrimination of azimuth as a function of head orientation and sound frequency

Nelson, B. S. & Suthers, R., Nov 2004, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 207, 23, p. 4121-4133 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sound Localization
passerine
azimuth
Birds
Head
11 Citations (Scopus)

Vocal mechanisms in birds and bats: A comparative view

Suthers, R., Jun 2004, In : Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias. 76, 2, p. 247-252 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Phonation
Music
Acoustics
Birds
22 Citations (Scopus)

Vocal tract filtering and the "coo" of doves

Fletcher, N. H., Riede, T., Beckers, G. J. L. & Suthers, R., Dec 2004, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 116, 6, p. 3750-3756 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

esophagus
acoustics
glottis
trachea
radiators
57 Citations (Scopus)

Vocal-tract filtering by lingual articulation in a parrot

Beckers, G. J. L., Nelson, B. S. & Suthers, R., Sep 7 2004, In : Current Biology. 14, 17, p. 1592-1597 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parrots
parrots
tongue
Tongue
vocalization
2003
43 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental support for a model of birdsong production

Mindlin, G. B., Gardner, T. J., Goller, F. & Suthers, R., Oct 1 2003, In : Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics. 68, 4, p. 41908 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

muscles
Muscle
syllables
birds
Model
47 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanisms of frequency and amplitude modulation in ring dove song

Beckers, G. J. L., Suthers, R. & Ten Cate, C., Jun 2003, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 206, 11, p. 1833-1843 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Sacs
doves
Music
song
animal communication
56 Citations (Scopus)

Pure-tone birdsong by resonance filtering of harmonic overtones

Beckers, G. J. L., Suthers, R. & Ten Cate, C., Jun 10 2003, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 100, 12, p. 7372-7376 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Sacs
Air Pressure
Phonation
Singing
Syringes
2002
52 Citations (Scopus)

Motor control of birdsong

Suthers, R. & Margoliash, D., Dec 1 2002, In : Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 12, 6, p. 684-690 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Singing
Music
Acoustics
Theoretical Models
41 Citations (Scopus)

Somatosensory feedback modulates the respiratory motor program of crystallized birdsong

Suthers, R., Goller, F. & Martin Wild, J., Apr 16 2002, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 99, 8, p. 5680-5685 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
Air Sacs
Laryngeal Muscles
Social Adjustment
Pressure
2001
33 Citations (Scopus)

Parvalbumin-positive projection neurons characterise the vocal premotor pathway in male, but not female, zebra finches

Martin Wild, J., Williams, M. N. & Suthers, R., Nov 2 2001, In : Brain Research. 917, 2, p. 235-252 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Finches
Parvalbumins
Equidae
Neurons
Calbindins
23 Citations (Scopus)

Peripheral vocal mechanisms in birds: Are songbirds special?

Suthers, R., 2001, In : Netherlands Journal of Zoology. 51, 2, p. 217-242 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

songbird
songbirds
vocalization
bird
song
2000
51 Citations (Scopus)

Neural pathways for bilateral vocal control in songbirds

Wild, J. M., Williams, M. N. & Suthers, R., Jul 31 2000, In : Journal of Comparative Neurology. 423, 3, p. 413-426 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Canaries
Finches
Neural Pathways
Songbirds
Equidae
39 Citations (Scopus)

Sensitive period for sensorimotor integration during vocal motor learning

Pytte, C. L. & Suthers, R., 2000, In : Journal of Neurobiology. 42, 2, p. 172-189 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
Learning
Laryngeal Muscles
Aptitude
1999
22 Citations (Scopus)

A bird's own song contributes to conspecific song perception

Pytte, C. L. & Suthers, R., Jun 3 1999, In : NeuroReport. 10, 8, p. 1773-1778 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
Birds
Finches
Social Environment
Equidae
21 Citations (Scopus)

Bilaterally symmetrical respiratory activity during lateralized birdsong

Goller, F. & Suthers, R., 1999, In : Journal of Neurobiology. 41, 4, p. 513-523 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Syringes
Electromyography
Air Sacs
Air Pressure
Abdominal Muscles
150 Citations (Scopus)

The neuromuscular control of birdsong

Suthers, R., Goller, F. & Pytte, C., May 29 1999, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 354, 1385, p. 927-939 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
song
animal communication
Muscle
Acoustic waves
1998
57 Citations (Scopus)

Inspiratory muscle activity during bird song

Wild, J. M., Goller, F. & Suthers, R., Sep 5 1998, In : Journal of Neurobiology. 36, 3, p. 441-453 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
Birds
Muscles
Air Sacs
Air Pressure
1997
96 Citations (Scopus)

Peripheral control and lateralization of birdsong

Suthers, R., Nov 5 1997, In : Journal of Neurobiology. 33, 5, p. 632-652 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
Syringes
Acoustics
Songbirds
Respiratory Muscles
1996
13 Citations (Scopus)

Motor stereotypy and diversity in songs of mimic thrushes

Suthers, R., Goller, F. & Hartley, R. S., Jun 1996, In : Journal of Neurobiology. 30, 2, p. 231-245 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Songbirds
Music
Acoustics
Air Sacs
Air Pressure
130 Citations (Scopus)

Role of syringeal muscles in controlling the phonology of bird song

Goller, F. & Suthers, R., Jul 1996, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 76, 1, p. 287-300 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
Electromyography
Birds
Muscles
Air Sacs
121 Citations (Scopus)

Role of syringeal muscles in gating airflow and sound production in singing brown thrashers

Goller, F. & Suthers, R., Feb 1996, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 75, 2, p. 867-876 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Singing
Muscles
Syringes
Air Sacs
Air Pressure
1995
69 Citations (Scopus)

Implications for lateralization of bird song from unilateral gating of bilateral motor patterns

Goller, F. & Suthers, R., 1995, In : Nature. 373, 6509, p. 63-66 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Song
Birds
Gating
Lateralization
Human Language
1994
44 Citations (Scopus)

Lateralization and motor stereotypy of song production in the brown- headed cowbird

Allan, S. E. & Suthers, R., 1994, In : Journal of Neurobiology. 25, 9, p. 1154-1166 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
Syringes
Air Sacs
Air Pressure
Motor Skills
69 Citations (Scopus)

Motor dynamics of song production by mimic thrushes

Suthers, R., Goller, F. & Hartley, R. S., 1994, In : Journal of Neurobiology. 25, 8, p. 917-936 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Songbirds
Syringes
Music
Phonation
Respiratory Muscles
40 Citations (Scopus)
bronchi
vocalization
Bronchi
Acoustics
acoustics
1990
110 Citations (Scopus)

Contributions to birdsong from the left and right sides of the intact syrinx

Suthers, R., Oct 4 1990, In : Nature. 347, 6292, p. 473-477 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

syringes
acoustics
syllables
birds
organs
47 Citations (Scopus)

Lateralization of syringeal function during song production in the canary

Hartley, R. S. & Suthers, R., 1990, In : Journal of Neurobiology. 21, 8, p. 1236-1248 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Canaries
Bronchi
Music
Syringes
Singing
1989
111 Citations (Scopus)

Airflow and pressure during canary song: direct evidence for mini-breaths

Hartley, R. S. & Suthers, R., Jan 1989, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 165, 1, p. 15-26 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Canaries
canaries
Music
song
air flow
31 Citations (Scopus)

The acoustic behavior of the fish-catching bat, Noctilio leporinus, during prey capture

Hartley, D. J., Campbell, K. A. & Suthers, R., 1989, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 86, 1, p. 8-27 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bats
fishes
acoustics
pulses
microphones
87 Citations (Scopus)

The sound emission pattern of the echolocating bat, Eptesicus Fuscus

artley, D. J. & Suthers, R., 1989, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 85, 3, p. 1348-1351 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bats
mouth
pistons
lobes
acoustics
1988
37 Citations (Scopus)

The acoustic role of tracheal chambers and nasal cavities in the production of sonar pulses by the horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hildebrandti

Suthers, R., Hartley, D. J. & Wenstrup, J. J., Nov 1988, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 162, 6, p. 799-813 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rhinolophus
nasal cavity
Nasal Cavity
sonar
bat
43 Citations (Scopus)

The acoustics of the vocal tract in the horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hildebrandti

Hartley, D. J. & Suthers, R., 1988, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 84, 4, p. 1201-1213 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bats
transfer functions
chambers
harmonics
acoustics
1987
72 Citations (Scopus)
bats
acoustics
microphones
spacing
interference
1985
40 Citations (Scopus)

The physiology of vocalization by the echolocating oilbird, Steatornis caripensis

Suthers, R. & Hector, D. H., Mar 1985, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 156, 2, p. 243-266 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

syringes
vocalization
Syringes
sonar
physiology
1984
30 Citations (Scopus)

Echolocation of moving targets by the fish-catching bat, Noctilio leporinus

Wenstrup, J. J. & Suthers, R., Jan 1984, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 155, 1, p. 75-89 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Echolocation
echolocation
Doppler Effect
capture of animals
bat