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zebra finch

  • n  small Australian weaverbird with markings like a zebra's
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  • Finches sing like birds -- and their dad taught them how
    By Jennifer ViegasDiscovery NewsIt goes a little something like this: A young male zebra finch, whose father taught him a song, shared that song with a brother, with the two youngsters then creating new tunes based on dad’s signature sound.The musical bird family, described in the latest Biology Letters, strengthens evidence that imitation between siblings and similar-aged youngsters facilitates ...
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Bird Brothers, Coached by Dad, Form Singing Duo
    Singing zebra finch brothers learn to create a new song based on the signature song of their dad.
    June 11, 2013 - Discovery News

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