The beauty of bird song

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Birds: They’re diverse, colourful and make a lot of noise, but why do they need to pipe so loudly when we’re trying to sleep?

Welcome to Insight a new series of The Cosmos Podcast where we speak to Australia’s leading scientists at home and around the globe about their research and impact.

On the first episode, Cosmos journalist Imma Perfetto talks to Dr Dominique Potvin, a behavioural ecologist, evolutionary biologist, ornithologist, and senior lecturer in Animal Ecology at the University of the Sunshine Coast, to find out what we know about chirps, chortles and the science of song.

Read more: Why do birds make so much noise in the morning?

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