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2013-06-26 16:57:17

Bullfinches have the brain power to learn to sing human melodies accurately Bullfinches learn from human teachers to sing melodies accurately, according to a new study by the late Nicolai Jürgen and researchers from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. Their analysis of human melody singing in bullfinches gives insights into the songbirds' brain processes. The work is published online in Springer's journal Animal Cognition. Music performance is considered to be one of the most...

In The Development Of Birds, Researchers Find Diversity By The Peck
2012-09-24 14:46:54

New investigation of tissues and signaling pathways in finches' beaks reveals surprising flexibility in the birds' evolutionary toolkit It has long been known that diversity of form and function in birds' specialized beaks is abundant. Charles Darwin famously studied the finches on the Galapagos Islands, tying the morphology (shape) of various species' beaks to the types of seeds they ate. In 2010, a team of Harvard biologists and applied mathematicians showed that Darwin's finches all...


Latest Bullfinch Reference Libraries

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2008-05-16 12:48:18

The Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), also known as the Common Bullfinch, is a passerine bird species in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident, but many northern birds migrate further south in the winter. Breeding habitat is mixed woodland with some conifers, including parkland and gardens. The Eurasian Bullfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird. The upper parts are gray. The cap, face, flight feathers and short thick bill...

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2008-05-16 12:46:42

The Red-headed Bullfinch (Pyrrhula erythrocephala), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. Photo Copyright and Credit

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