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Flycatcher nestlings

Image   •   Jun 12, 2017 16:00 BST

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, by researchers at Uppsala University, shows that song discrimination arises due to genetic differences between species, rather than early learning or other mechanisms.
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Photographer / Source David Wheatcroft
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