Do birds speak complex languages?

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Do birds speak complex languages?


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Not really. The songs themselves are complex, but there’s no actual meaning behind them other than “look at this wide range of sounds I can make”. To a potential mate, a complex song may be attractive because it takes time to build a wide repertoire, which implies a level of fitness which has allowed the individual male to survive.

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