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Hear my song

* Singing male chaffinch - credit, Dr Henrik Brumm *

The food of survival

CAPTION: Zebra finches - two male with a female (centre). CREDIT: University of St Andrews.

The clever calls of nature

Scientists have discovered that birds are capable of recognising calls that other species use to warn each other about predators.

It’s cheap to cheep

Scientists studying just how much hard work it is for birds to attract a mate, have found that it doesn't take any more effort to sing an elaborate song than a simple 'cheep cheep'.