• The Female Bird Song Project

    7 days ago - By All About Birds

    Female Bird Song Project
    14 June 2017
    Baltimore Oriole by Marky M/Macaulay Library
    by Karan Odom
    Most birders know that males of many bird species sing. Less well known is that females of many species sing too - and that their songs can often be equally beautiful and complex. In fact, recent research shows that females sing in about 2/3 of songbird species, and that female songs likely evolved alongside male songs in the early ancestors of modern songbirds. Yet, female songs are greatly underrepresented in recording collections. For researchers to understand how songbirds evolved their...
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