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Professor Emeritus of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Curator Emeritus of Birds, Museum of Zoology

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Contact Information:
Major Projects:
  • Considerable research over the past 40 years on the evolution and speciation of brood-parasitic birds (cuckoos and finches) in a number of African countries. Specifically, Payne records songs of birds that are reared by other species and studies their breeding biology (NSF, NGS).
  • Songs and behavior of the unique Madagascar cuckoos, the couas (Fall 2007).
Countries:
  • Sierra Leone
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Uganda
  • Mali
  • Guinea
  • Cameroon
  • Gambia
  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
Schools:
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Museum of Zoology