New Study Reveals Language Precursors in Australian Babblers

A new study led by Dr Sabrina Engesser from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, has revealed that the chestnut-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps) – a highly cooperative bird of the Australian arid zone – is able to generate new meaning by rearranging combinations of meaningless sounds in its calls. This babbler bird communication is reminiscent of [...] —> Read More