For the Birds Radio Program: Through the Looking Glass

Original Air Date: March 15, 2006

We humans know what we look like thanks to mirrors. Do birds have a concept of what they look like? Laura talks about the Whooping Cranes raised by Sandhill Crane parents, assuming they were Sandhills, too. When birds look into mirrors, they don’t think they’re seeing themselves—they think the reflection is a competitor.

Duration: 5′24″