Is playback ethical?

The playing of birdsong to attract territorial males closer to the camera, known as playback, has polarized opinion. David Tipling looks at the scientific evidence about the effect of its use and calls for an open debate on the ethics of this practice

Read this and many more articles in High Definition, inside Issue 20 of Wild Planet Photo Magazine.

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David Tipling is one of the world’s most published wildlife photographers. His images have featured in more than 40 books and his latest book, Birds and People (written by Mark Cocker) has just been published to wide acclaim.

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