Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Sierra Glassman

Behavioral Correlates of the Chip Note in Anna’s Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbirds are charismatic birds native to western North America. They are well-studied for their jewel-like coloration, hyper-aggressive behavior, and unique courtship displays. However, the meaning and usage of their most common vocalization – the chip note – has never been thoroughly investigated. This research will correlate auditory parameters of chip notes with behavioral context in order to infer broader utility and significance of the vocalization.

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Thank you so much for allowing me to fully immerse myself in hummingbird research! I love birds and am fascinated by their behavior, so I couldn't be more grateful for this research opportunity and chance to strengthen my scientific skills.
Major: Integrative Biology
Mentor: Robert Dudley, Integrative Biology
Sponsor: Chandra Fund
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