Parsing Science - Voyeuristic Birds

2019-02-20T03:12:10Z (GMT) by Ryan Watkins Doug Leigh Masayo Soma
Could birds' courting behaviors change when they're being watched? In episode 42, <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Masayo Soma</a> from <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Hokkaido University</a> discusses her research into monogamous songbirds which intensify their singing and dancing during courtship rituals – but only while in the presence of an audience of other birds. Her article "<a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Couples showing off: Audience promotes both male and female multimodal courtship display in a songbird</a>," coauthored with <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Nao Ota</a> and <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Manfred Gahr</a>, was published on October 3, 2018 in the journal <em><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Science Advances</a></em>.<div><br></div><div> <a href=""></a><br></div>




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