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Birds Warn Unborn Chicks About Warmer Weather

By Alison F. Takemura | August 22, 2016

Zebra finches sing a special song that appears to help their offspring better adapt to a hotter climate, according to a study.

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Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research

By Jenny Rood | June 1, 2016

Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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Behavior Brief

By Karen Zusi | October 22, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble

By Kate Yandell | July 2, 2013

Both birds and children struggle to learn transitions between syllables, practicing them extensively as they learn to speak or sing.

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Behavior Brief

By Bob Grant | August 23, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Estrogen’s New Role

By Jessica P. Johnson | August 2, 2011

The well-studied hormone functions as a neurotransmitter in the brains of zebra finches.

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