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Curious Avians: Do Birds Hold Funerals?

Submitted by September 11, 2012 1:00 pm

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Interesting news from the avian world: birds display “cacaphonous aggregations” in response to finding one of their own deceased. In other words, they gather around the body of a deceased companion, oftentimes a noisy gathering.

This begs the question: do birds hold funerals? This NPR story explores the recent publication that explains the science on this subject.

Photo credit: House Finch by Walt Anderson