Dr. Thorsten Balsby will be discussing his research on ACG parrots in the Centro de Investigaciones at 7 PM on Friday July 13th. If you are currently in or around Santa Rosa you should stop by.
Update from Thorsten:
“The talk will be about communication and vocal imitation in orange fronted conures.
Orange fronted conures live in fission fusion flock dynamics. Prior to flock fusion orange fronted conures always exchange calls between flocks. During these interactions vocal convergence or divergence of contact calls may occur. In several experiments I have tested the function of vocal convergence and divergence. The fission fusion flock dynamic may be have selected for such a dynamic communication system.”
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