Birdsong & Babytalk

Birds don’t sing. It just sounds like that to us. Birds talk to each other. They learn how to do this from their parents. There is only one other species who can do this; humans. Just like us, most birds are content with talking about their homes and chatting up good-looking birds for some flocking together! However, songbirds, parrots, magpies and hummingbirds have huge vocabularies, including mimicry. You will often hear Starlings mimicking machinery, car alarms or whistling. Before you use the term birdbrain try and mimic a Song Thrush. You can’t because a bird’s larynx, called a syrinx, is located closer to the lungs, and allows two notes to be made at the same time. Springtime is heralded by the dawn chorus, but no-one knows why. I think it is just because the birds are happy. In the autumn you will hear baby Robins and Blackbirds talking to themselves as they learn how to talk. Think of that the next time you hear your baby babbling to his self in the nursery.

This is merely a long-sleeved t-shirt and doesn’t talk at all. We just think it looks nice.

Sumo T-shirt, £18.
Sizes 0-3months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 1-2yrs, 2-3yrs, 3-4yrs, 4-5yrs

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