The Rhythms of Love

Drumming Cockatoos and the Rhythms of Love

Trilobites

By STEPH YIN

A male palm cockatoo, right, drumming with a stick for a female. Credit Christina Zdenek

Whales and songbirds produce sounds resembling human music, and chimpanzees and crows use tools. But only one nonhuman animal is known to marry these two skills…