Celebrating our students: Tucker Birmingham

By Macaulay Library Team

Undergraduate Tucker Birmingham is investigating the evolution of vocal repertoires across birds by looking at what factors influence repertoire size. She collected information from Birds of North America on each species’ habitat type, if they were cooperative breeders or not, and how many call and song types they have. Early results suggest that forest-dwelling birds have more contact calls than birds in other habitats.

She is mentored by Dr. Gavin Leighton.

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