How Birds Learn 'o Sine). j B Do youmt birds learn their aongs by direct Imitation of tlieir parents or Is the power of Burnt an Innate quality? j H Some obhervi'tious made by V. 11. I i, Hudson on a speck's of tlnamou (HhynchotuB rufesccus) thiow somo I B i light on tho question. This species has a peculiar and characteristic song H or call of Its own, and according to H Mr. Hudson's objci willous, It does not I require to learn it. A young bird was H taken from the nest when Just bleak- H Ing tho shell and hiought up In n houso where It could neer havo had B the chance of hearing 'n parents. Yet HjjVjjwJ long before It was full . wn It would H rctlro to a dark corner of tho room fl and givu its characteristic song in HKVS great perfection. Hero tho song must HKVB have been Innate. Tho experiments HHVfl of Hon. Dailies Harrington, lu which HKBH various siieclcs weie reared under lln- H nets, and learned anil sang tho linnet H song Instead of their own, suggest, on H thu other hand, that tho young bird H learns by direct Imitation.