Canaries: Popular Pets for 500 years

November 6, 2006 by  
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The male canary‘s beautiful song has made it a wildly popular pet, around the world. Today’s domesticated canaries all descended from a wild species found in the Canary Islands. This species was first brought to Europe during the 1500’s.

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Identifying Birds By Sound

October 20, 2006 by  
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Birds are very talented vocalists. They recognize each other over long distances and through thick shrubbery, using their voices. With a little practice, humans can also learn to recognize birds by their songs or calls.

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Birdwatching: You know how to Whistle…don’t you?

July 10, 2006 by  
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Does whistling like a bird really attract birds? Or does it just make you look foolish? Does the bird understand when a facsimile is taking place? Does it think to itself how silly you look standing behind a bush quaking like a duck?

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So why do Birds really sing in the Fall?

April 10, 2006 by  
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Birds sing for a variety of reasons, and not all of these motivations are linked to displays of pleasure. As their primary form of communication, birds sing to greet one another, attract a potential mate, issue a warning and even mark and defend their territory.

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