:) Do birds have singing lessons?

Apparently… yes! 


W. H. Thorpe (University of Cambridge) was the first to demonstrate learning in birds by performing what is now considered to be a classic experiment, involving the isolation of male chaffinches (European songbirds) in soundproof chambers equipped with speakers. Young chaffinches that heard recorded chaffinch songs were able to imitate these songs, while birds deprived of the recordings developed abnormally simple songs.


Source:  http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/features/1000_feature.html



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