• Singing for Fun

    1 month ago - By Ornithology

    European Starling in Breeding Plumage
    In 1889 a religious book emphasized the spur provided by the possession of a song. This notion matched the quotation under examination:
    A bird sings because it has a song and must sing it.
    In 1902 a column in “The Brooklyn Daily Eagle” of Brooklyn, New York suggested that duty was not the key motivator: 6
    The spring does not pour forth because it is its duty, the little bird does not sing because of duty, but because its little heart would burst if it did not sing.
    In 1949 a biographical work called “The Sage of the Hills” highlighted the importance of...
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