I am a PhD candidate in the Avian Communication and Evolution Lab at New Mexico State University. My interests are in the evolution of animal cognition, acoustic signals and communication systems, and mate choice. I am particularly fascinated by the individual variation in cognitive abilities in birds and how these abilities impact their mating and reproductive success. I am currently conducting a comprehensive study of female mate choice in Budgerigars, focusing on the role of male cognitive abilities in this choice.
Birdwatching at the base of Roraima, Bolivar State, Venezuela