The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia
Friday, 05 March 2021 16:25

Male sparrows sang sexier tunes during lockdown

Mar 12  noon–1 p.m. EST

Songbirds Changed Their Tune During the Pandemic
Elizabeth Derryberry, associate professor in the UT Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Tennessee Science Forum

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Dr. Derrberry’s study of white-crowned sparrow songs during lockdown received nationwide attention.

With noise pollution from traffic cut in half, white-crowned sparrows sang more softly, using tones more attractive to females.

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