Birdsong however, has a far more complex reason, often conveying a powerful message about the individual singer.Royal Mail has also created an animated version of the artwork on the Nightingale stamp along with an audio clip of its song.
One way to approach the problem would be to take some newly-laid birds' eggs, incubate them separately in soundproof chambers, hand-rear each young one (also in individual and acoustic isolation) and then see as each bird grew up what sounds it produced.
One such species is the Indian hill mynah, the glossy black bird with the yellow face wattles, so commonly kept in captivity for its talking (i.e. Intrigued by this skill, a British ornithologist went to live in Assam in north-eastern India to study the bird's vocalisations and in particular their origin.
He found that the entire repertoire is learnt by ear from its elders by each season's crop of youngsters.
There's even a little trilling in this outstanding, memorable concert/festival work!
Songbird arrives from her home base in California in the hands of Jerry Hollendorfer’s assistant Christina Jelm Wednesday June 7, 2017 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N. 23, 2017, at the Win Star training barn near Versailles, Ky.