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Bird and birdsong encounters improve mental health, study finds | Birds

One swallow may not make a summer but seeing or hearing birds does improve mental wellbeing, researchers have found. The study, led by academics from King’s College London, also found that everyday encounters with birds boosted the mood of people with depression, as well as the general population. The researchers said the findings suggested that...

Woodpecker brains process tree-drumming sounds as if they’re birdsong
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Woodpecker brains process tree-drumming sounds as if they’re birdsong

The brain circuitry that lets birds learn songs is active when woodpeckers drum on trees, suggesting the abilities may have emerged from similar evolutionary processes Life 20 September 2022 By Jake Buehler A downy woodpecker perched in a tree Richard G Smith/Shutterstock To a woodpecker’s brain, drumming against a tree is a lot like birdsong. The...

Drumming beats is the woodpecker’s birdsong
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Drumming beats is the woodpecker’s birdsong

The steady tapping of a woodpecker as it drills into a tree for food or a nest site and drums to attract a mate is an unmistakable sound. Between their distinctive sound and the brilliant red feathers on some species of woodpeckers, these birds found all over the world stand out among other flighty, feathered...

Woodpecker brains process tree-drumming sounds as if they’re birdsong
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Woodpecker brains process tree-drumming sounds as if they’re birdsong

The brain circuitry that lets birds learn songs is active when woodpeckers hear drumming on trees, suggesting the abilities may have emerged from similar evolutionary processes Life 20 September 2022 By Jake Buehler A downy woodpecker perched in a tree Richard G Smith/Shutterstock To a woodpecker’s brain, drumming against a tree is a lot like...