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Songbirds Sing In 3D
2013-01-08 19:14:57

An international team of scientists decided to take a deeper look into the physical mechanics behind birds’ vocalizations

2012-11-20 22:52:39

Do birds change their tune in response to urban noise?

2011-03-31 07:00:00

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Songbird Hearing Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality, low-cost hearing devices, today announced the launch of its Songbird® Clear(TM) sound enhancement device to consumers online and through leading retailers nationwide.

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2010-06-30 07:31:25

Wide range of pitch is due to vocal muscles more than air pressure.

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2010-03-31 12:55:00

An international research consortium has identified more than 800 genes that appear to play a role in the male zebra finch's ability to learn elaborate songs from his father.

2010-01-06 12:27:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and Songbird today announced a strategic partnership to include the Songbird media player on the 2010 line of Philips GoGear portable audio video players.

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2009-01-09 12:20:00

Birdsongs are used extensively as models for animal signaling and human speech, offering a glimpse of how our own communicating abilities developed.

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2008-12-11 17:04:42

A group of five endemic and recently extinct Hawaiian songbird species were historically classified as "honeyeaters" due to striking similarities to birds of the same name in Australia and neighboring islands in the South Pacific.

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2008-11-13 12:55:00

A new study shows that songbirds learn to sing from a hymn sheet in their head.


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White-winged Fairy-wren, Malurus leucopterus
2009-07-17 11:00:21

The White-winged Fairy-wren (Malurus leucopterus) is a unique species of passerine bird in the Maluridae family. This bird can be found from the middle of Queensland and South Australia to the other side of Western Australia. Similar to other fairy-wrens, males express a strong intensity of sexual dimorphism and feathers change to shining colors during breeding season. The female is the smaller of the two and has a sandy-brown body with soft-blue tail feathers. The male's feathers change...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.