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|April 19th program:
Vocalizations as a source of information about food availability presented by the Recipient of the WSU Student Grant 2019: Jessica Tir
The ability to efficiently find food is an essential survival skill for birds. We know that birds can use the calls made by other birds to find food. However, we don’t know much about how other types of information about food may be transmitted by bird calls. For birds that rely on foods that vary unpredictably in when and where they are available, the ability to quickly assess if food is declining or scarce may be particularly important. Ms Tir’s research examines the potential for birds to use calls to assess when food is declining – information that could help birds make movement decisions. To research this topic, she conducted studies on the vocal behavior of pine siskins. Pine siskins are nomadic migrants – they can spend much of the year wandering in search of their preferred food, conifer seeds. In this talk, Ms Tir will discuss how pine siskins’ vocalizations change under different feeding regimes and explore how pine siskins respond to these vocalizations.
April 19, 2023
412 E 3rd St
Program begins at 7:00pm
Canada Goose and Gosling