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Some Birds Don?t Dig the Oldies

Scientists have long known that birds develop local dialects, but they didn’t know that birds’ languages can go out of style with the times. According to an article in England’s Daily Mail, behavioral ecologist Elizabeth Derryberry tested songs of male whitecrowned sparrows from the 1970′s against songs recorded this year. When Derryberry played the modern…