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  • Staging a threatening encounter at a blackbird nest

    Shelby Lawson stands in a grassy area with binoculars around her neck.

    Shelby Lawson studies the vocalizations, behavior and neurobiology of birds. She is a graduate student of evolution, ecology and behavior, working in the laboratory of professor Mark Hauber.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes:
    Shelby Lawson is a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of evolution, ecology and behavior professor Mark Hauber at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She studies the behavioral ecology and perception involved in seet calling by yellow warblers and eavesdropping by red-winged blackbirds.

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