[Tweeters] Cowbird Songs: How?

Joshua Hayes joshuaahayes at protonmail.com
Tue Aug 9 14:15:11 PDT 2022

Hi Tweets,

If juvenile birds learn their songs from adult birds around them (which is the general idea, right?), then how do cowbirds learn to sing the (admittedly quite simple) cowbird song? I was watching one I had located by its song, over at North Seattle College, and it suddenly occurred to me that they don't have adult conspecifics around to learn from. So, how do they do it? Any ideas/references on the matter?

Josh Hayes
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