Why do birds sing? Good question. Inspired by David Rothenberg’s book, watch as this documentary explores the often conflicting theories as to why birds sing like they do.
Of all the sounds in nature, none has proved as bewitching as birdsong, dogs may bark and cows may moo, but it is birds musical qualities that have inspired generations of artists and musicians. David Rothenberg has taken to notion that birdsong is musical to its extreme.
Filmed in the forests, aviaries, studios and laboratories of England, Germany and the USA, this is a colourful, entertaining, informative and occasionally weird journey through the songs of nature that have enchanted and perplexed humans for thousands of years.