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Auk Editor Pick - A First Look at Geographic Variation in Gentoo Penguin Calls


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Vocal communication is central to the lives of many birds, which use sound to attract mates and defend territories. Penguins are no exception, but we know little about how or why penguin vocalizations vary geographically between isolated populations. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances takes a broad look at vocalizations across the range of Gentoo Penguins and concludes that while their calls do vary from place to place, we still have a lot to learn about the processes at work. Read more at https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2017/09/27/a-first-look-at-geographic-variation-in-gentoo-penguin-calls/.

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