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Zahner Lecture 6 - Bird Talk: An Exploration of Avian Communication

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Featured Speaker: Barbara Ballentine, Ph.D.; Associate Professor; Western Carolina University

Sponsored by Miriam & Vernon Skiles and Mary Todd & Jimmy Davis.

Birds use acoustic, visual, and even olfactory signals in social contexts that are important for successful reproduction and survival. Signaling works because it offers advantages to both the sender and receiver. Understanding how signals are used by birds to communicate provides insight into the amazing lives of birds.