Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 29, 2020

Zebra finches amazing at unmasking the bird behind the song

Berkeley News reports

If songbirds could appear on “The Masked Singer” reality TV competition, zebra finches would likely steal the show. That’s because they can rapidly memorize the signature sounds of at least 50 different members of their flock, according to new research from UC Berkeley.

In findings just published in the journal Science Advances, these boisterous, red-beaked songbirds, known as zebra finches, have been shown to pick one another out of a crowd (or flock) based on a particular peer’s distinct song or contact call.

Read more at  Zebra finches amazing at unmasking the bird behind the song | Berkeley News


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