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Cowbirds Learn Value of Amity in the Natural World

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Cowbirds Learn Value of Amity in the Natural World

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Cowbirds Learn Value of Amity in the Natural World

Cowbirds Learn Value of Amity in the Natural World

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By being nice to others, a bird just might be helping itself. That's the lesson of a study published this week on the world of bird behavior, observing baby cowbirds and Eastern phoebes. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Mark Hauber of the University of California, Berkeley, one of the authors of the study.