Bird song has long been considered a sexually selected signal, used predominantly by male songbirds for territorial defense and mate attraction.
Tag: the auk
If you were searching for a summer home for your young family, would you choose a place amidst lush coastal meadows, or high up in the mountains?
The beauty of specimens in biological collections is that they keep serving researchers for an indefinite period of time after they have been collected.
When the fragment of calcareous plate was unearthed in sunny southeastern France, there was a hint of the presence within it of small fossil bones.
In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, here are six favorite migration-related papers published in AOS journals in the past year.
The AOS Council has voted to approve changing the names of the Society’s journals from Auk to Ornithology and from Condor to Ornithological Applications.
The American Ornithological Society bestows the Brina C. Kessel Award every two years for a paper published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances.
In the first year of my PhD, I spent a lot of time studying the phylogenetics literature to spark ideas for research into the diversification of songbirds in the Americas.
The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter.
Birds in the tapaculo genus Scytalopus are a perennial source of headaches for ornithologists interested in species limits.