The Week contest: Bird song
This week's question: Scientists have identified the world's loudest bird: the male white bellbird of the Amazon rain forest, which has a squawk as loud as a pile driver. In its mating ritual, the male bellbird shouts its thunderous song directly into the face of a female. If there were a book about the bellbird's dating strategy, what could it be titled?
THE WINNER: "You Had Me at Bellow"
Linda Manuel, Stockton, New Jersey
SECOND PLACE: "Love Hertz"
Nicole Barens, San Francisco
THIRD PLACE: "You Make Me Want to Shout"
Ujjal Kohli, Saratoga, California
"Til Deaf Do Us Part"
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont
"From Hear to Maternity"
Frank Freeman, Campton, New Hampshire
"The First Time Ever I Caw Your Face"
Nancy McCann, Clearwater, Florida
"Love is in the Blare"
Tom Gospodnetich, Klamath Falls, Oregon
"From Decibels to Wedding Bells"
Kevin McCarthy, Arlington, Virigina
"For Whom the Bellbird Yells"
Mark Fidler, Waltham, Massachusetts
"Ain’t Too Loud to Beg"
Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
"Killing Me Loudly with This Song"
Lou Franzini, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
"Eats, Shouts & Leaves"
Chip Rollinson, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Will You Be My Deci-belle?"
Ronald Pattee, Portland, Oregon
"No Birdie Does It Better"
Tina Cramer, Mansfield, Ohio
Rob James, San Francisco