Saturday, February 23, 2013


For males, which do all the singing during the breeding season, an elaborate repertoire sends a scintillating message to a female. Life is tough in the wild, where predators, disease and starvation are constant threats. The variety in a male's songbook is a signal to females that he is wise to the world, has survived for awhile and established a territory with plenty of food.
~Doug Harbrecht, National Wildlife


  1. I always find it fascinating how birds and animals communicate. Pretty bird!

  2. I did an article on these little guys. They live fascinating, complex, and artistic lives.

  3. What a wonderful excerpt and capture! I find bird songs so lovely to hear during the day, fascinating to think what they're saying.


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