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Male Carolina Chickadees Provide More Parental Care, Cassie L. Volker, Lindsey A. Walters Jun 2013

Male Carolina Chickadees Provide More Parental Care, Cassie L. Volker, Lindsey A. Walters

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

In most avian species, both genders contribute extensively to the raising of their offspring, and the Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) is no exception. While only the females incubate the eggs, both sexes provision nestlings and remove fecal sacs from the nest. Minimal research has been done on the parental care behavior of Carolina Chickadees, so we performed an observational study to confirm basic characteristics such as which sex provides more care and how much care parents provide for nestlings of different ages. During this study, we performed daily, hour-long observations in which we recorded both provisioning visits and fecal sac ...


The Search For The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: Sara Barker And A Team Of Researchers Find Conclusive Evidence That Brings The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Back From 'Extinction', Gerry Boyle Mar 2013

The Search For The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: Sara Barker And A Team Of Researchers Find Conclusive Evidence That Brings The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Back From 'Extinction', Gerry Boyle

Colby Magazine

An extinct ivory-billed woodpecker in an Arkansas swamp? Sara Barker '94 coordinated the team that quietly searched the swamp to see if the "grail bird" lives.