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Webmaster Posted 12-Jun-2017 11:55


From Science Daily and New York Times on 12-Jun-2017 11:55

Juvenile birds discriminate and selectively learn their own species’ songs even when primarily exposed to the songs of other species, but the underlying mechanism has remained unknown. A new study shows that song discrimination arises due to genetic differences between species, rather than early learning or other mechanisms.

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