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Birds of Kentucky: Song Sparrow



2021-06-05 - Central Kentucky - Photo by Pen.
All About Birds has this to say about the Song Sparrow: "Like many other songbirds, the male Song Sparrow uses its song to attract mates as well as defend its territory. Laboratory studies have shown that the female Song Sparrow is attracted not just to the song itself, but to how well it reflects the ability of the male to learn. Males that used more learned components in their songs and that better matched their song tutors (the adult bird they learned their songs from) were preferred."


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