Singing in a silent spring: Birds respond to a half-century soundscape reversion during the COVID-19 shutdown

Science56.90
Volume: 370, Issue: 6516, Pages: 575 - 579
Published: Oct 30, 2020
Abstract
Songbirds reclaim favored frequencies When severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic lockdowns were instituted across entire countries, human activities ceased in an unprecedented way. Derryberry et al. found that the reduction in traffic sound in the San Francisco Bay Area of California to levels not seen for half a century led to a shift in song frequency in white-crowned sparrows (see the Perspective by Halfwerk)....
Paper Details
Title
Singing in a silent spring: Birds respond to a half-century soundscape reversion during the COVID-19 shutdown
Published Date
Oct 30, 2020
Journal
Volume
370
Issue
6516
Pages
575 - 579
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