Sunday Sketch: Rockin’ Cockatoos

Humans aren’t the only accomplished drummers in the world! Palm cockatoos have been observed using tools to drum on trees. In many cases, males will drum in the presence of females. Visual and vocal displays often accompany these rhythmic beats. That’s right-these cockatoos know how to rock!

Sketch contributed by Victoria Farrar and fact contributed by Lindsey Broadus

Source: Montanari, S. (2017, June 28th). In a First, Bird Uses Tools to Make Sweet Music. Retrieved from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/06/cockatoos-drumming-music-birds-australia/#close

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