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Startling starlings

Recursion, once thought to be the unique province of human language, now seems to be within the ken of a common songbird — perhaps providing insight into the origins of language.

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Figure 1: No bird brain.

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Marcus, G. Startling starlings. Nature 440, 1117–1118 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/4401117a

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