Animal Aeroacoustics Lab

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1.  Clark, C. J., Mountcastle, A. M., Mistick, E. A., Elias, D. O. 2017.  Resonance frequencies of honeybee (Apis mellifera) wings. J. Exp. Biol., 220: 2697-2700. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.154609. pdf

  2. Clark, C. J. 2017. eBird records show substantial growth of the Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin sedentarius) population in urban Southern California. The Condor: Ornithological Applications. 119: 122-130. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-16-153.1 pdf
  3. Clark, C. J., Kirschel, A. N. G., Hadjioannou, L., and Prum, R. O. 2016. Smithornis broadbills produce loud wing song by aeroelastic flutter of inner primary wing feathers. J. Exp. Biol., 219: 1069-1075.  pdf
  4. Clark, C. J. and Prum, R. O. 2015. Aeroelastic flutter of feathers, flight, and the evolution of nonvocal communication in birds. J. Exp. Biol. 218: 3520-3527. doi:10.1242/jeb.126458  pdf 
  5. Feo, T. J., Musser, J., Berv, J. and Clark, C. J. 2015. Divergence in morphology, calls, song, mechanical sounds, and genetics supports species status for the Inaguan hummingbird (Trochilidae: Calliphlox "evelynae" lyrura). Auk, 132: 248-264. 10.1642/AUK-14-108.1 pdf
  6. Clark, C. J. 2014. Harmonic hopping, and both punctuated and gradual evolution of acoustic characters in Selasphorus hummingbird tail feathers. PLOS ONE, 9: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093829
  7. Clark, C. J., Elias, D. O., Girard, M. B. and Prum, R. O. 2013. Structural resonance and mode of flutter of hummingbird tail feathers. J. Exp Biol., 216: 3404-3413. pdf
  8. Clark, C. J., Elias, D. O., and Prum, R. O. 2013. Hummingbird feather sounds are produced by aeroelastic flutter, not vortex-induced vibration. J. Exp Biol., 216: 3395-3403. pdf
  9. Clark, C. J., Feo, T. J. and van Dongen, W. 2013. Sounds and courtship displays of the Peruvian Sheartail, Chilean Woodstar, Oasis Hummingbird, and a hybrid male Peruvian Sheartail × Chilean Woodstar. Condor, 115: 560-577. pdf
  10. Clark, C. J. 2012. The role of power versus energy in courtship: what is the “energetic cost” of a courtship display? Anim. Behav., 84: 269-277. pdf
  11. Clark, C. J., Feo, T. J., and Bryan, K. B. 2012. Courtship displays and sonations of a male hybrid Broad-tailed × Black-chinned Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus × Archilochus alexandri). Condor, 114: 329-340. pdf
  12. Clark, C. J., Elias, D., and Prum, R. O. 2011. Aeroelastic flutter produces hummingbird feather songs. Science, 333: 1430-1433. pdf
  13. Clark, C. J. 2011. Wing, tail, and vocal contributions to the complex signals of a courting Calliope Hummingbird. Curr. Zool, 57: 187-196. pdf
  14. Clark, C. J., Feo, T. J. and Escalante, I. 2011. Courtship displays and natural history of the Scintillant (Selasphorus scintilla) and Volcano (S. flammula) hummingbirds. Wilson J. Ornith., 123: 218-228. pdf
  15. Feo, T. J. and Clark, C. J. 2010. The displays and mechanical sounds of the Black-chinned Hummingbird (Trochilidae: Archilochus alexandri). Auk, 127: 787-796. pdf
  16. Clark, C. J. 2010. Effects of tail length on an escape maneuver of the Red-billed Streamertail. J. Ornith., 152: 397-408. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-010-0550-8. pdf
  17. Clark, C. J. and Dudley, R. 2010. Hovering and forward flight energetics in Anna’s and Allen’s Hummingbirds. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 83: 654-662. DOI: 10.1086/653477 pdf
  18. Brennan, P. L. R., Clark, C. J. and Prum, R. O. 2010. Explosive eversion and functional morphology of the waterfowl penis supports sexual conflict in genitalia. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B, 277: 1309-1314. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.2139. pdf
  19. Clark, C. J. 2010. The evolution of tail shape in hummingbirds. Auk, 127: 44-56. pdf
  20. Clark, C. J. and Feo, T. J.* 2010. Why do Calypte hummingbirds “sing” with both their tail and their syrinx? An apparent example of sexual sensory bias. Am. Nat., 175: 27-37. pdf
  21. Clark, C. J. 2009. Courtship dives of Anna’s Hummingbird offer insights into flight performance limits. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 276: 3047-3052. pdf
  22. Clark, C. J. and Dudley, R. 2009. Flight costs of long, sexually selected tails in hummingbirds. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 276: 2109-2115. pdf
  23. Clark, C. J. 2008. Fluttering wing feathers produce the flight sounds of male streamertail hummingbirds. Biology Letters, 4: 341-344. pdf
  24. Clark, C. J. and Feo, T. J.* 2008. The Anna’s Hummingbird chirps with its tail: a new mechanism of sonation in birds. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 275: 955-962. pdf
  25. Tobalske, B. W., Warrick, D. R., Clark, C. J., Powers, D. R., Hedrick, T. L., Hyder, G. & Biewener, A. A. 2007. Three-dimensional kinematics of hummingbird flight. J. Exp. Biol., 210: 2368-2382. pdf
  26. Clark, C. J. 2006. Observations on the Vervain Hummingbird’s (Mellisuga minima) display dive and territorial behavior. Ornitologia Neotropical 17: 403-408. pdf

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