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="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Masayo_Soma" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Masayo Soma</a> from <a href="https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/" 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="http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaat4779" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Couples showing off: Audience promotes both male and female multimodal courtship display in a songbird</a>," coauthored with <a href="https://www.orn.mpg.de/person/59522/660944" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Nao Ota</a> and <a href="https://www.mpg.de/382538/ornithologie_wissM22" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Manfred Gahr</a>, was published on October 3, 2018 in the journal <em><a href="http://advances.sciencemag.org/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Science Advances</a></em>.<div><br></div><div> <a href="https://www.parsingscience.org/2019/02/05/soma/">https://www.parsingscience.org/2019/02/05/soma/</a><br></div>

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