Kendra Sewall

Kendra Sewall is assistant professor of biological sciences, specializing in animal behavior and neurobiology, in the College of Science at Virginia Tech. Her research appears in Biology Letters, Hormones and Behavior, Animal Behavior, and American Scientist, among others. Research in the Sewall lab focuses on the impacts of environmental and social conditions, including human habitat disturbance, on the behavior and underlying brain mechanisms of songbirds.*

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The Voices of Birds

Birds, like people, have dialects. These intonations and manners of communicating can tell listeners where an individual is from, which other birds they associate with, and even what they prefer to eat.