What Are Birds Saying with Their Crests?

We can learn a lot from some birds’ special head feathers
A bird’s crest is made up of a slender array of feathers on top of its head. These feathers are a bit longer and can be spiked up or slicked back, depending on what the bird is trying to communicate. Even birds without crests, like crows or sparrows, sometimes puff up their short crown feathers.
This show is made possible by Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle, the Bobolink Foundation, Idie Ulsh, and the Horizons Foundation.
This is BirdNote.
[Blue Jay call, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/120042551 0.06-.10]
— or Steller’s Jays of…

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