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Animal Language


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In the 25th year of the BBC's Natural History Unit-a series in 26 parts
David Attenborough
11: Repertoire, Duet and Mime
The male brown thrasher of North America sings a song containing over
2.000 different phrases; using this complicated aria helps it to occupy a territory and attract a mate. Other birds do the same with less complex signals; so, why the elaboration?
David Dobkin , of the University of California at Berkeley, Donald Kroodsma , of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Sylvest Muldal , of the University of Sussex, examine how birds acquire their beautiful repertoires.


Narrator: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Dobkin
Unknown: Donald Kroodsma
Unknown: Sylvest Muldal

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