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Viral Sparrow Song Takes Canada By Storm

Detective work by scientists analyzing 20 years of bird-watchers’ private audio recordings of white-throated sparrow songs revealed that a unique variant that popped up in western Canada has β€˜gone viral’ and crossed the entire continent β€” a situation never before reported for any songbird

by GrrlScientist for Forbes | Twitter | Newsletter

NOTE: This piece was a Forbes Editor’s pick.

White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis). (Credit: Scott M. Ramsay)

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𝐆𝐫𝐫π₯π’πœπ’πžπ§π­π’π¬π­, scientist & writer

PhD evolutionary ecology/ornithology. Psittacophile. scicomm Forbes, previously Guardian. always Ravenclaw. discarded scientist & writer, now an angry house elf