Birdsong plays a vital social role in the lives of these gregarious finches.
Satellite telemetry, tiny geolocation tags and passive acoustic recording are providing new insights into bird migration and vital data for conservation.
Somehow, female birds manage to hold their families together despite predators, harsh conditions and sometimes, a less-than-attentive partner.
Birds will shriek and dive at each other over food, territory or mates, but only a small number of species sport actual weapons. The reason: Flying matters more for their survival than fighting.
There are no more ivory-billed woodpeckers or Bachman’s Warblers on Earth, but they’ve left an echo behind.
Research from across Europe and the US shows that as biodiversity declines, the natural world falls more silent.
In healthy populations, the song of regent honeyeaters is complex and long. But where the population is very small, the song is sadly diminished.
From birdsong to window-tapping professionals to bleeping symphonies, morning alarms have come a long way.
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.
From choosing a compatible personality to sharing childcare equally, many Australian birds have mastered the art of successful relationships.
Could mating preferences, like females preferring males who sing complex songs, affect the evolution of learning? Insights from birds could have clues for how people learn throughout their lives.
Birds spend a lot of time and energy singing, but they don’t do it the same way in every season of the year. And some can’t sing at all. What’s the purpose of birdsong?
Biologists investigated whether birds that search for multiple mates would evolve ever more elaborate songs to attract them. What they found might have surprised Darwin.
Robins are a much loved Christmas icon, but wind turbines installed in their habitat are affecting their song, with worrying consequences.
Today, we're hearing about a researcher who records birdsong, how tech changes music and why song might help address Indigenous language loss.
Both male and female birds sing to impress other birds, but as well as that, they do it for pleasure!