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Robin road rage: study shows traffic noise makes birds more aggressive

UK-Turkish team think noise can interfere with their normal song when trying to warn off nearby rivals

It isn’t just people who get road rage. Robins in the countryside become more aggressive when they hear the sound of traffic, according to a new study.

Beloved for their plump appearance, proud bearing and sweet song, European robins are actually fiercely competitive creatures, whose calls and behaviours are part of a struggle for territorial dominance fought daily with their neighbours.

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