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Avian Evolution, Behavior and Conservation – Kevin E. Omland

The Omland Lab studies a range of topics in avian evolution, behavior and conservation.  Much of our research for the last 20 years has focused on New World orioles (Icterus), including studies of their phylogeny, speciation, hybridization and coloration.  Recent research has emphasized elaborate female coloration and female song.  Since 2016 we have been studying the critically endangered Bahama Oriole in close collaboration with the Bahamas National Trust.  Additional projects include work on speciation reversal in Common Ravens and female song in Eastern Bluebirds.

Prospective students please email me about the Bahama Oriole Project or about other projects that fit well with our recent or ongoing projects.


For recent updates on Kevin Omland’s research group: Omland Lab UMBC

For posts about our work in the Bahamas: Bahama Oriole Project