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    Default Bird "Sings" Through Feathers

    Solving a longstanding puzzle among bird experts, scientists have found that the sharp, violin-like sounds of a South American songbird come not from the beak but from a suite of specially evolved, vibrating feathers.


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    Also reported in New Scientist last month.

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    Not dissimilar from a Snipe. Mechanical sounds in communication are not that uncommon in birds. Even things like tits make percussive sounds using the wings.

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