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Bird call app Warblr uses technology to record and recognise every tweet and warble to identify species

The app will recognise which species of bird is singing. Photo: Kickstarter

A new smartphone is to herald a new dawn in recogising and identifying bird calls.

The Warblr app will use sophisticated audio recognition to identify which species of bird are singing during the morning chorus, using a system like the popular music recognition app Shazam.

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When it's working at it's best, you should get the right answer as the first result. But there might evern ben more than one bird, so you would get the top two, or three.

Obviously it works best if the recording is close to the bird and when the birds are pretty loud, but we hope it works even when there's a bit of noise in the background.

– Dan Stowell, a research fellow at Queen Mary University of London
Screens from the Warblr prototype. Credit: Kickstarter

Dan Stowell, a research fellow at Queen Mary University of London who developed the technology for the Warblr app, said he believed it it would recognise several birds singing at the same time.

More information about the app can be found on Kickstarter.