Do Birds Talk? Lots of People Have Made Analogies Between Language and Birdsongs

From a story¬† on knowablemagazine.org by Betsy Mason headlined “Do birds have language? It depends on how you define it.”:

In our quest to find what makes humans unique, we often compare ourselves with our closest relatives: the great apes. But when it comes to understanding the quintessentially human capacity for language, scientists are finding that the most tantalizing clues lay farther afield.