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2010-11-09 08:50:00

A team of scientists has observed the activity of nerve cells in a songbird's brain as it is singing a particular song.

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2010-08-03 09:12:06

Blue whales are able to synchronize the pitch of their calls with an extremely high level of accuracy, and a very slim margin of error from call to call, according to a new study of the blue whale population in the eastern North Pacific.

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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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2008-12-20 15:05:00

To many people, bird song can herald the coming of spring, reveal what kind of bird is perched nearby or be merely an unwelcome early morning intrusion.

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2008-05-02 00:55:00

Baby songbirds begin learning to mimic sounds from nature by babbling, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said.

2007-12-06 10:59:13

Humpback whales may sing not to court mates bu

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2006-03-30 07:15:00

The songs of the humpback whale are among the most complex in the animal kingdom. Researchers have now mathematically confirmed that whales have their own syntax that uses sound units to build phrases that can be combined to form songs that last for hours.

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2004-12-09 08:22:04

Scientists taught baby sparrows to sing a complete bird song after exposing them only to overlapping segments of the song, in the process discovering how the birds store musical memories. The findings might provide clues to human language development, the researchers said.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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