New research published in Genome Biology reveals clues on the evolution of singing behaviour in canaries.
Stefan Leitner did his PhD on seasonality of song and physiology in wild canaries at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich where he obtained his habilitation in Zoology in 2008. His research focused on the investigation of the mechanisms of song learning and timing of reproduction in songbirds, mainly canaries. His duties at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology comprise public relation work as well as being head of the animal house.
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- What can the canary genome tell us about the evolution of birdsong? - 2nd February 2015