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Why Canadian white-throated sparrows have changed their tune

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Study finds British Columbia birds' dropped-end note of call has spread across country If you consider Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep to be the ultimate catchy tune, think again: the white-throated sparrows of British Columbia have devised a new song that has gone viral across Canada. For years, the small songbird's traditional descending whistle featured a three-note ending. But researchers have tracked how a unique two-note-ending version of the male bird's call has rapidly spread 3,000km eastwards from western Canada to central Ontario during this century.
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