Bird Singing (image) Field Museum Share Print E-Mail Caption A singing bird (Dickcissel, Spiza americana). Birds are able to sing thanks to a unique organ called the syrinx. Credit John Bates, Field Museum Usage Restrictions Please include credit to John Bates, Field Museum Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.