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White-throated Sparrow Study Traces Social Behaviors To Specific Gene
2014-01-15 09:31:53

Emory University A unique study of the white-throated sparrow has identified a biological pathway connecting variation in the birds’ aggression and parenting behaviors in the wild to variation in their genome. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is publishing the results of the experiments, conducted by the lab of neuroscientist Donna Maney in Emory University’s Department of Psychology. The research, which comprised behavioral observations of the study...

Birdsong Study Looks Into Whether Music Is Uniquely Human
2012-12-31 09:16:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many birds use song to communicate everything from threats to mating intentions, but are these vocalizations considered music? Emory University neuroscientist Sarah Earp, also a classically trained viola player, decided to tackle this question, along with her colleague Donna Maney, by comparing neural responses of birds while they listened to male bird songs. “We found that the same neural reward system is activated in female...


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2006-11-19 21:38:22

The Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla, is a medium-sized sparrow. The breeding habitat is across the northern part of western Canada and the U.S. state of Alaska. In the winter the Golden-crowned Sparrow migrates to Vancouver Island in Canada and the West Coast of the United States. At just over 7 inches in length, it is slightly larger than the closely related White-crowned Sparrow. When breeding, it has a distinct gold patch on its head, flanked by two dark black stripes....

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2006-11-19 21:30:34

The Olive Sparrow, Arremonops rufivirgatus, is a species of American sparrow in the family Emberizidae. This bird is also known as the Green Finch and the Texas Sparrow. Its range includes Mexico and southern Texas. It is a non-migratory bird and is resident in thickets, chaparral, and undergrowths near forests. The Olive Sparrow is 5.5 to 6 inches long and is the only sparrow with an olive back. It has a distinctive brown eye streak and a brown-striped crown. It has a beige-like breast,...

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2006-02-21 15:23:19

The White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae. This North American species breeds in central Canada and New England and nests either on the ground under shrubs or low in trees in deciduous or mixed forest areas. In winter, it migrates to the southern USA. This bird is a rare visitor to Western Europe. This species is easily identifiable by its rufous wings and white throat. Some birds have a tan supercilium and browner...

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2006-02-21 14:59:06

The White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) is a medium-sized sparrow found in brushy areas across northern Canada and the western United States. They prefer to nest either on the ground, low in bushes or under shrubs. Adult birds have black and white stripes on their heads, grey faces, brown streaked upper parts and long tails. The wings are brown with bars and the underparts are grey. Their bill is pink or yellow. They are similar in appearance to the White-throated Sparrow but do...

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