Field Frame Friday: Can you hear me now?

A male white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) on his song perch. It is important for my research to try to record a sample from every male’s song throughout the season.

[Photo and caption by Carly Hawkins]

Carly studies how bird songs influence mating strategies in white-crowned sparrows. She is interested in how traffic noise can impede the ability to assess bird songs and subsequently affects reproductive success. To learn more about Carly’s field work, check out her other Field Frames here and here!

[Edited by Karli Chudeau]

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