Marvel at the unique anatomy

Songbirds have evolved a specialized two-sided vocal organ called the syrinx that allows them to perform impressive feats of vocal gymnastics—including the unique ability to create two unrelated pitches at once.

Here you’ll be able to peek inside and animate this amazing organ to learn exactly how some of the most impressive bird songs are produced.

Northern Cardinal, Domestic Canary, Brown Thrasher, & Wood Thrush

Launch the immersive How Birds Sing Interactive Feature section.

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