For the Birds Radio Program: Ironic Experiment on White-throated Sparrows

Original Air Date: Jan. 4, 2013 Rerun Dates: May 5, 2017; May 4, 2016; Dec. 13, 2013

An experiment designed to prove that female birds feel pleasure when hearing the songs of males, and that males respond to the songs of other males as humans do when hearing unpleasant music required the researchers to decapitate their subjects.

Duration: 4′55″ Related blog post with transcript