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A 'viral' birdsong makes new revelations about animal culture
A landmark 20-year study has found that a new kind of birdsong has gone "viral" in sparrow populations from British Columbia to Quebec. Ken Otter, biology professor at the University of Northern British Columbia and Scott Ramsay, associate professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, join Piya Chattopadhyay to talk about their discovery... and what it reveals about animal culture.