City birds really are meaner


Gizmodo offers a little insight into modern urban life by citing a recent study published in the journal Behavioral Ecology, in which a group of researchers describe the differences in song sparrow behavior they observed in rural and urban areas.

"Out in the country, birds are always singing happily," the Gizmodo post begins. "But in the city, they squawk and fly into your face. Now scientists say there's actually a reason why city birds can be such aggressive jerks — and no, it's not the same reason why urban humans can be so terrible."

Read the Gizmodo post and find a link to the study here.
 
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