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NOVA; Why Do Birds Sing

Approximate date: 1974


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Series
NOVA
Program
Why Do Birds Sing
Program Number

201

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

NOVA shows that birds use song to achieve many of the things humans do through speech. They even learn their songs in ways strikingly similar to the way babies learn to talk. Songs allow birds to joust for control over the choicest territories for raising their families without losing a feather: instead of scratching at each other, they screech. Birds also use songs to cooperate against predators.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Creators
Shedd, Ben (Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Why Do Birds Sing,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DD8D972FEEA4ADA8CB82D4195CD0C85.
MLA: “NOVA; Why Do Birds Sing.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DD8D972FEEA4ADA8CB82D4195CD0C85>.
APA: NOVA; Why Do Birds Sing. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DD8D972FEEA4ADA8CB82D4195CD0C85
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