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Syrinx

syrinx

Origin: NL, from Gr. A pipe.

1. A wind instrument made of reeds tied together; called also pandean pipes.

2. (Science: anatomy, zoology) The lower larynx in birds.

In birds there are two laringes, an upper or true, but voiceless, larynx in the usual position behind the tongue, and a lower one, at or near the junction of the trachea and bronchi, which is the true organ of the voice. The vocal organ of a bird.A sound producing organ in birds.


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singing is very important to birds, especially to Paseriformes. Birds have a specialised organ, named syrinx that helps them produce all kinds of sounds. it is purely a coicidence that some birds can produce sounds that resemble our speech, it doesn't mean they think or anything...

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by MrMistery
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