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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:01 PM

It goes a little something like this: A young male zebra finch, whose father taught him a song, shared that song with a brother, with the two youngsters then creating new tunes based on dad’s signature sound.

The musical bird family, described in the latest Biology Letters, strengthens evidence that imitation between siblings and similar-aged youngsters facilitates vocal learning. The theory could help to explain why families with multiple same sex siblings, such as the Bee Gees and the Jackson 5, often form such successful musical groups.

http://news.discover...-duo-130613.htm

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:49 PM

Clever birds......:)

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:02 PM

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had to happen one day .....


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:45 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 14 June 2013 - 09:01 PM, said:

It goes a little something like this: A young male zebra finch, whose father taught him a song, shared that song with a brother, with the two youngsters then creating new tunes based on dad’s signature sound.

The musical bird family, described in the latest Biology Letters, strengthens evidence that imitation between siblings and similar-aged youngsters facilitates vocal learning. The theory could help to explain why families with multiple same sex siblings, such as the Bee Gees and the Jackson 5, often form such successful musical groups.

http://news.discover...-duo-130613.htm

Cool study.      ... Siblings do often sound especially good together..   they have sort of matching vocal chords ?    I really love old mountain/bluegrass family groups too , especially brothers..   their harmonies  sound SO great together.   !*

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