Where do we learn to sing? Ask a song bird.

In Brain General Structure and Function, Brain Science by Brainy Days Ahead

To learn its song, a bird uses a specialized portion of its brain equivalent to the human basal ganglia, a collection of neural structures nestled in the base of the brain. Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered a neurological mechanism that could explain how songbirds’ neural creativity-generator lets them refine and alter their songs as adults. The finding could help explain how the human brain learns complex motor skills – from playing the oboe to driving a car.