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Why do songbirds spend so much time and energy singing?

A new study shows male zebra finches must sing every day to keep their vocal muscles in shape. Females hear if a male has skipped his regimen for only a few days, and they prefer the song of males who did their daily vocal workout.

NPR’s Ari Daniel reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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