Female Bengalese finches have lifelong preference for their father’s song to other birds’

IMAGE: Fig 3. Results of the preference test (vocal behavior). (a, d) Population mean of the frequency proportion plotted against age of testing (the number of individuals of each sex at each… view more  Credit: Fujii et al, PLOS ONE 2021 (CC-BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Daddies’ girls? Female Bengalese finches prefer their father’s song to that of […]

Zebra finches amazing at unmasking the bird behind the song

Study finds that zebra finches possess superior auditory memory. Credit: Frederic Theunissen 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 the University […]