Why does Hollywood feel it's necessary to make all Raptors sound like Red-tailed Hawks? Are the natural sounds of most Raptors just not 'cool' sounding enough? It's like they had some secret meeting of Hollywood insiders and decide that the Red-tailed Hawk had the most bad ass sounding call and figured they would just dub that in for every raptor in every movie ever made.
|Photo by Justin Magalona|
For those of you who made not be familiar with these calls, I'll provide you with some links.
Bald Eagle Calls
I guess it was decided that this series of high pitched whistling and piping notes was not befitting of such an awe-inspiring specimen!
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No, you didn't miss it, that hiss at the end of the recording is it! I guess that just wouldn't have the same effect.
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Next time you are watching a movie, commercial etc and they shoe a Raptor, note the call. Invariably, it will sound like this Red-tailed Hawk.