“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,…” (Song of Solomon 2:12 KJV)
What an interesting and informative article about the creation of Zebra Finches and their singing duets. Bryian Thomas, PH.D. from the Institute For Creation Research wrote “Finch Duets Open Surprising Window on Bird Origins”
The Zebra Finches appears to have a pattern of singing that goes against what evolutionists suppose is to be the normal behavior of Finches.
“A male finch sings to females while courting, but then quiets down after finding his mate. According to evolution, finches have no reason to continue to communicate at that point, since they’ve already ensured that their genes will be passed on to a new generation. Thus, researchers were surprised to find that wild zebra finches sing to each other only after becoming a couple.”
He also discusses how these songs are thought to have happened through natural selection, but….
“For male finches to sing their songs, they have to have a fully-formed system of pulmonary tubing, valves, musculature, and integrated skeletal structures. Then, the larynx (many birds have two) has to be located near the mouth and properly “wired” to the correct areas of the brain. All of that would still be useless, however, without the instinctive knowledge required to compose a song, or without the females’ ears being tuned to their specific tones. To consider this seamless array of parts as a product of just nature is imaginative–not scientific.”
A very good article to continue reading at “Finch Duets Open Surprising Window on Bird Origins“.
“Zebra finches are active and colorful birds from Australia, and they choose a mate for life.” Thankfully, Ian has provided us with great photos of the unique Avian Wonders.
- Ian’s Bird of the Week – Zebra Finch
- Nuggets Plus – More of Him… By a j mithra
- Estrildidae – Waxbills, Munias & Allies
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Love seeing these little guys when in the outback
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That must be a pleasure to see them in the wild. I think I have seen them once in a zoo. Not common up here. Seen many other finches at zoos, and some of our plain ones in the wild.
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