Songbird species help scientists discern link between vocal learning, problem solving

Updated: Sep 17 2023 10:24AM

New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) Scientists have discerned a strong correlation between vocal learning and problem solving in songbird species.

Some species of songbirds, with versatile abilities in whistling, calling, and singing developed all through their lives, rank among the most advanced avian vocal learners.

According to a long-standing hypothesis, only the most intelligent animals are capable of complex vocal learning, said Jean-Nicolas Audet, a research associate in the laboratory of Erich Jarvis at The Rockefeller University, US.