Thursday, December 07, 2006

Great Tits

A recent study by Dutch avian researchers reveals that birds in urban areas sing more rapidly and more creatively than their rural cousins. The researchers speculate that the birds use shorter songs with higher notes in noisy urban areas so that they can be heard better. The specific bird species they studies happens to be the Great Tit.

Surprisingly, if you google "great tits", all but the first site are about the bird species. That sure caught me by surprise . . .

9 Comments:

Blogger emawkc said...

You know, I spent a great deal of time in college studying Great Tits. In fact, it was almost a secondary major for me.

And, since college, I've always maintained a high degree of interest in Great Tits. I find the wide variety of behavior and shapes of Great Tits so fascinating.

Truly, Great Tits are some of nature's finest achievements.

12/07/2006 9:17 AM  
Blogger Spyder said...

No comment about the Pecker? Guess it doesn't sing!

12/07/2006 9:39 AM  
Blogger les said...

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12/07/2006 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just did my own little google test and NOT surprisingly, searching for "sweater hams" or "gazongas" did not bring up a single avian-related site.

However a search for "hooters" did come back with a picture of an owl.

I will be conducting further research for about another 30 minutes.

12/07/2006 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://i12.tinypic.com/359wowj.jpg

12/07/2006 9:59 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

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12/11/2006 5:54 AM  
Blogger Spyder said...

Dan is having computer issues. Hopefully he will resolve them soon.

12/13/2006 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12/14/2006 3:10 PM  
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12/14/2006 3:24 PM  

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