Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: How do young indigo buntings learn their songs?
A From other species of birds
B From other males
C From their mothers
Like most songbirds, indigo buntings begin learning their songs while still in the nest. They listen to their fathers or neighboring adult males singing around them. After fledging, the young birds attempt to replicate these songs, practicing until they have matched their tutor’s song. As a result, those in the same ‘song neighborhood’ share nearly identical songs, while those out of hearing range from each other will generally sing different songs.
The correct answer is From other males.