Female Birds Given Antidepressants See Males Sing Less And Peck More at Them

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The singing habits of birds have long fascinated scientists. Many studies have been conducted on the subject revealing unique insights into the species’ behaviors.

Urban birds have been found to sing less during noisy periods and to even switch to night-time singing in order to be heard. When it comes to singing for mating purposes, birds have even observed orchestrating duets to deter cheating and engaging in secretive nightly liaisons.

Now, a new study by the University of York has revealed perhaps the oddest of all birds’ behaviors. The males of these flying feathered creatures, it turns out, are less attracted to females who are on antidepressants, singing less at them and pecking more. 

Birds on Prozac

The study tested birds on dilute concentrations of Prozac

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