This Little Bird Might Be A Better Musician Than You

November 3, 2014 8:05 PM

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If you, like millions of other nature lovers, enjoy songbirds every spring, it may be because their tunes are more like human music than you realize.

At least, that's the case for one songbird: the hermit thrush. With populations ranging from Vermont, where it's the official state bird, all the way to Alaska, this pint-sized songbird has been noted by naturalists since the 19th century for its flute-like calls. Walt Whitman wrote of its "victorio...

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