May 2015

gobies and fairy-wrens

Last week we read: Schwabl H, et al. (2015) Variation in song system anatomy and androgen levels does not correspond to song characteristics in a tropical songbird. Anim Behav 104: 39-50. This week we are into fish: White GE, Brown C (2015) Microhabitat use affects brain size and structure in intertidal gobies. Brain Behav Evol

Drumming season 2015

Another spring and another season of following ruffed grouse. This year, Nick is largely responsible for recording ruffed grouse drumming and completing playback experiments with them. So far, we have a lot of birds in a very small area, which is making fieldwork considerably easier than previous years.