Fernanda Gisselle Duque Mendoza studies how hummingbirds have adapted to communicate in challenging environments and discovered that some species of hummingbirds produce unusually high-pitched songs. She continues to study these sounds to learn why only some hummingbirds make these sounds, whether they can hear them, and the function of these songs.

Watch a video of the July 11, 2020 presentation.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Fernanda is a PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Georgia State University. She is originally from Ecuador where she fell in love with birds, especially with the tiny-but-mighty hummingbird living in the Andean mountains at more than 15,000 ft. Fernanda is passionate about understanding how animals adapt to challenging conditions in their environment. She loves dogs and enjoys bird watching!