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    Songbirds Showing Off

    NewsBird NewsSunday 27 February 2011
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    Scientific research has found that teenage male songbirds improve their singing performance in front of female birds. These findings could possibly help scientists to figure out how humans learn speech, and could help with brain injuries and so forth.

    Songbirds are like humans in that they learn to sing by listening to adult songbirds and then mimicking them until they get it right. The research shows that in the presence of female songbirds, the younger male songbirds improve their performance, “getting it right”, so to speak. Perhaps if surrounded by a lot of females, some of these songbirds could end up as professionals?
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