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How to Please a Persnickety Female

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Science  31 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5607, pp. 648
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5607.648

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A great deal of research has been done on how the male songbird learns and produces his song, but scant attention has been paid to his feathered muse. Males sing to woo females, but researchers aren't sure what lady birds listen for in a song and why.