Check out Wesley’s new paper exploring the link between female song and elaborate colouration in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.   Abstract Elaborate plumages and songs in male birds provide classic evidence for Darwinian sexual selection. However, trait elaboration in birds is not gender-restricted: female song has recently been revealed as a taxonomically-widespread trait within… Read More

Check out our new paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.   Abstract Bird song is commonly regarded as a male trait that has evolved through sexual selection. However, recent research has prompted a re-evaluation of this view by demonstrating that female song is an ancestral and phylogenetically widespread trait. Species with female song provide… Read More

Dianne Brunton and her PhD students were invited to submit papers to a special issue for the journal Frontiers in Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology. This issue is on female song: fitness costs and benefits. They were also invited to join a special symposium of the same topic at the Behaviour 2015 conference in Cairns, Australia.… Read More