Cheatin' Chickadees

NPR's Richard Harris reports on a study published in this week's issue of the journal Science that documents the behavior of chickadees. Researchers say female chickadees eavesdrop on their mates' song contests — choosing to copulate with the winners, even if that's done on the sly.

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