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Women’s History Month: Margaret Morse Nice thought like a song sparrow and changed how scientists understand animal behavior

The invader, puffed out into the shape of a ball, fluttered one wing straight up in the air. He sang constantly and softly, incomplete songs in rapid succession. The defender, silent, hunched his shoulders in a menacing attitude, closely following every move of his foe. This close observation, describing the territorial “ceremony” of two song […]