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Planet Earth

Singing Wings, Or Natural Selection’s Lesser Known Sibling

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerAugust 2, 2005 5:34 AM


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I've been on hiatus for quite a while, in part because of some surgery (more on that later), but I just wanted to write a quick post to point you to my latest article in tomorrow's New York Times, about how birds can sing like cricket. It's a wonderful example of how sexual selection can alter bodies, not for simple survival but to lure the opposite sex.

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