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Bird Brains

Bird Brains

Clues to the origins of human language are turning up in the brains of birds.

arrow Name That Tune

See if you can match eight different songs and calls to the correct birds, and find out how they master such precise pitch and phrasing.

arrow Ask the Expert

Ofer Tchernichovski, who studies bird brains and vocal learning at the City College of New York, answers your questions.