Vertebrates use the sorts of communication suitable to their habitats and habits. Thus birds, mostly both diurnal and endowed with the ability to fly, are largely vocal and visual in their communication. On the other hand, mammals, mostly nocturnal and moving more slowly than birds, are vocal and olfactory. Mammals live largely in an olfactory world and produce many scents for various purposes. Few mammals, however, are as colorful as birds.
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