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Singing sexy back: How sparrows adapted to Covid-19 shutdown – Yahoo News Australia

As the streets of San Francisco emptied out in the first months of the pandemic, the city’s male birds began singing more softly and improving their vocal range, making them “sexier” to females, according to a new study published Thursday.

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As the streets of San Francisco emptied out in the first months of the pandemic, the city’s male birds began singing more softly and improving their vocal range, making them “sexier” to females, according to a new study published Thursday.
The paper adds to a growing body of research describing how animals — from whales to coyotes to the white-crowned sparrow studied here — have adapted their behaviors to Covid-19 shutdowns that forced humans to retreat to their homes, a phenomenon dubbed the…

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