This bird is one of the most talented singers on Earth
A new study has finally cracked why hermit thrush birds sing so beautifully - turns out they are pitch perfect with our harmonic scale.
The melodious tunes of the North American hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus) are one of the finest sounds in nature. The songbird has attracted scores of birdwatchers since the early 20th century, who compared its songs to the sounds of a woodwind instrument. Now, for the first time, researchers have found evidence that the bird sings using an harmonic series - a pattern of notes used in human music.