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Last updated at 12:15 BST, Thursday, 11 July 2013

Tweet of the day

A skylark, song thrush and blackbird

Do you enjoy the sound of birds singing?

How does the sound of birds singing make you feel? Their natural sounds can have some surprising benefits such as helping you work or study better.

Rob and Jen listen to some different birdsongs and find out why the 'Tweet of the Day' has nothing to do with Twitter!

This week's question:

How many species of birds are there on Britain's official bird list?

a) 396
b) 496
c) 596

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Listen

Tweet of the day

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Vocabulary

species

types or sets of birds who have similar general features and can breed together

tweeting

here it means the songs or sounds that birds make

chirp or trill

short, high sound made by a bird

twitcher

someone who spots birds

dawn chorus

the sound of lots of birds singing at the start of the day

scavenger

bird that eats anything it can find

screech

loud, high pitched cry

feathered friends

birds

captured

collected or recorded

nature's alarm clock

a natural way to be woken up

rare

not found very often/ low in numbers

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