Our tiniest bird sparks rethink in avian evolution

Researchers have discovered a new talent in the tītipounamu or rifleman.

Tītipounamu/ rifleman: New Zealand's tiniest bird.
Tītipounamu/rifleman: New Zealand's tiniest bird.

SPECIAL FEATURE: University of Auckland research leads to a rethink of how vocal learning has evolved in birds. Tiny bird delivers lesson in evolution.

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