Scientific American reports on a study dealing with bird communication.
“Similar to us, birds learn to sing by mimicking the adults, and the early chirps are akin to a baby’s babble. They learn through practice alone or with other birds. But what this study of young zebra finches found, is that if the teen, even in the midst of his singing education, is near a female he is able to throw down the best version of the song. And this best version typically has a similar syllable structure, variation and sequence as the final adult version of the song.
Not only does this study provide insight into how communication develops it’s another example of the powerful influence mating can have on social behavior.”
Male birds perform better in the presence of women?
I’m willing to bet the same is true for grizzly bears, Komodo dragons and cockroaches, too.
We needed a study for this?