Female bird song more common than previously thought

Bird song is almost as common in females as in males, new research shows.

The findings pose new questions about Charles Darwin’s theory of sexual selection.

Co-author Naomi Langmore from Australian National University said female bird song remains in 71% of the species surveyed.

Bird song was long assumed to be a male trait with Darwin suggesting the primary role of female birds was to listen to the song of males.

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