Amanda de Almeida Monte

Amanda de Almeida Monte

IMPRS Doctoral Student
Department Gahr
MPI for Ornithology Seewiesen
+49 8157 932-401
Seewiesen

Main Focus

Learning in tropical hummingbirds 
Learning in birds was a convergent event that happened, as far as we know, only three times in the group: in oscine birds, parrots and hummingbirds. The discovery of nucleus related with learning in hummingbirds is recent and it was described only for a few species, thus little is known about learning in hummingbirds. Different species of humming birds present different strategies of communication; we have since non-vocal species that uses wing and tail’s sounds to communicate themselves until species which males use sophisticated songs to attract females in a vocal competition (lek behavior). We expect that the comparison of the neuroanatomy of species with different strategies of communication will provide us data to clarify the understanding about learning in hummingbirds.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2010-2012 MSc. in Eco-ethology, Nucleus for Behavioral Theory and Research, Federal University of Para, Brazil
  • 2010-2011 Specialization in Biostatistics, Institute of Exact and Natural Sciences, Federal University of Para, Brazil
  • 2011-2013 Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Para, Brazil
  • 2006-2010 Licenciate Degree in Biological Sciences, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Para, Brazil
Awards & Scholarships
  • 2013 IMPRS for Organismal Biology Scholarship
  • 2010-2012 Graduate fellowship awarded by the Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
  • 2007-2009 Undergraduate fellowship awarded by the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Para
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