Fairy-wrens eavesdrop on neighbours

Superb fairy-wrens are expert eavesdroppers, learning to understand and react to the danger calls of other bird species living nearby.

Researchers played recordings of miner-bird danger calls to fairy-wrens and observed the wrens fleeing to safety.

The finding supports the notion that fairy-wrens learn other bird calls, rather than simply reacting because danger calls are loud or rapid.

Read more at Australian National University