Where Song Began: the Birds of Australia [video]

May 11, 2018
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Author Tim Low takes us on an Australian avian adventure and explores the idea that all of the world’s songbirds came out of Australia, the topic of his book Where Song Began. His talk synthesizes scientific literature with colorful examples of ecological and behavioral pressures that shaped song in Australia’s birds, which opens up a new perspective on bird vocalizations worldwide.

The talk took place on May 7, 2018. It is part of the Cornell Lab’s long-running Monday Night Seminar series, a tradition established decades ago by Lab founder Dr. Arthur Allen. If you enjoyed this seminar, check this page for our list of future speakers—we’ll note which upcoming talks will be livestreamed—or come visit us in person!

See our index of archived livestreamed seminars to enjoy more talks from the Cornell Lab.