How do Broadbills produce that loud mechanical sound while displaying?
About the author
Alex Kirschel completed his PhD at UCLA on Bird song variation at different spatial scales, with much of this work focusing on studies on birds in tropical Africa. Following a postdoc at UCLA, focusing on identifying and localising individuals of Mexican antthrush using their songs, Alex took up a lectureship at the University of Cyprus in 2010. His time there was interrupted for two years, when he took up a Marie Curie Research Fellowship at the Edward Grey Institute, at the University of Oxford, focusing on Amazonian antbird interaction studies, before returning to the University of Cyprus in 2013. There he has continued his research on species interactions in birds, as well as embarking on studies on avian migration, phylogeography and phylogenetics, and phenotypic evolution.