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Bird Song Hero, a video quiz from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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How can you train your brain to recognize and remember bird songs? The All About Bird Biology team at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has come up with a way to visualize bird vocalizations with Bird Song Hero. Look and listen closely to the featured bird songs in this five-question video quiz.

Northern Cardinal bird song
Tufted Titmouse bird song options
Carolina Wren
Want to test yourself further? Check out the full version of their game at academy.allaboutbirds.org. It’s excellent.

Related excellence: All About Feathers.

In the archives, more from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and some of our favorite bird song videos, including:
• How do birds learn to sing?
The Birds of Paradise project
• The Three-Wattled Bell Bird
• A Short History of the Nightingale, animated
• Mechanical singing bird boxes
• Plantpot Parabolic, a DIY reflector for recording birdsong on a smartphone

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