Nature's music makers

SUN JOURNAL

July 02, 2000

Songbirds

There's more to bird song than its sound. The songs are often long and complex, while the calls are generally one ot two syllables in length. There is a large variety of songbirds, but not all use their vocal ability to sing. Many of the songs are used to attract mates and to defend a nesting area or feeding territory. The male songbirds in most species are the dominant vocalizers.

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