06 May '11, 4am

Birds in New Zealand Developing Entirely New Songs

Birds in New Zealand Developing Entirely New Songs

There's an avian music revolution underway on several small island in New Zealand as slew of new bird songs seem to have arisen out of nowhere -- but this more diverse music scene isn't necessarily a good thing for the birds themselves. Saddlebacks, birds native to New Zealand's North Island, seem to have developed various regional 'accents' over the last 50 years after humans relocated the species to aid in their preservation. There's just one problem with the birds' eclectic new song catalog -- now they're having a hard time understanding each other.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/birds-in-new-zeal...

Tweets

Awesome use of Twitter for teaching #birdclass ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 05 May '11, 4pm

On Birds, Twitter and Teaching By ANDREW C. REVKIN Now that I’m spending more time in classrooms than the newsroom , I oft...

A Boon to Birds: Public Preserves

green.blogs.nytimes.com 03 May '11, 9pm

A Boon to Birds: Public Preserves By LESLIE KAUFMAN Department of Interior Publicly owned land, ocean and marshes provide ...

Green: A Boon to Birds: Public Preserves

green.blogs.nytimes.com 03 May '11, 9pm

A Boon to Birds: Public Preserves By LESLIE KAUFMAN Department of Interior Publicly owned land, ocean and marshes provide ...