Unsung Heroines

When it comes to the birds and the bees, it’s the male birds who do all the singing, right? To attract all those female birds. Turns out female birds do in fact sing and their songs have been overlooked since Darwin:

László Garamszegi of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and colleagues studied the literature on 233 European songbird species. Of the 109 for which information on females was available, they found evidence for singing in 101 species. In only eight species could the team conclude that females did not sing.

So, ladies, let your voice be heard.



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