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Corina Logan
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow
Department of Zoology
University of Cambridge
itsme@CorinaLogan.com

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THE LOGAN LAB

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Corina Logan
Principal Investigator
Investigates social, ecological, and genetic influences on brain size, cognition, and behavior.
GRACKLES


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Tequila - Adult male
Leg bands: Yellow / Purple - Sep 2014
He preferred to drop heavy rather than light objects into a water tube to raise the water level to reach floating food, and he changed his preference in a follow up experiment where heavy objects were no longer functional


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Cerveza - Adult female
Leg bands: Blue / Orange - Sep 2014
She loves magnetism!


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Charlie - Adult female
Leg bands: White / White - Dec 2013
Our first grackle! We banded her when she was a juvenile (her eyes were still brown instead of the adult yellow) and saw her grow into an adult. Her first breeding season was Mar-Aug 2014

Margarita - Adult female
Leg bands: Purple / Blue - Sep 2014
She also preferred to drop heavy rather than light objects and she loves magnetism too!


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Michelada - Adult female
Leg bands: Orange / Red - Sep 2014
She was the fastest bird to learn to reverse a previously trained preference


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Mojito - Adult male
Leg bands: Red / Green - Sep 2014
We banded and released him because the aviary was full at the time. You can see him in the wild flock with Tequila, Michelada, Cerveza, and Charlie at East Beach and the Santa Barbara Zoo

Chicha - Adult female
Leg bands: Blue / Red - Jan 2015
We banded and released her. You can see her in the wild flock with Charlie at East Beach


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Batido - Adult male
Leg bands: Orange / Purple - Jan 2015
He preferred to drop heavy objects rather than light objects into a water tube and he hides under tables when raptors fly overhead


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Horchata - Adult female
Leg bands: Green / Red - Jan 2015
She was the slowest bird to learn to reverse a previously trained preference


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Jugo - Adult male
Leg bands: Red / Blue - Jan 2015
He always has a leaf or a piece of tape or something in his bill and he likes to put these objects in water

Refresco - Adult male
Leg bands: Purple / Yellow - Jan 2015
He preferred to drop heavy rather than light objects into a water tube to raise the water level to reach floating food, and he changed his preference in a follow up experiment where heavy objects were no longer functional
FORMER LAB MEMBERS

© Brigit Harvey
Brigit Harvey
UCLA Undergraduate
Investigated cognition in western scrub-jays (pictured with Baby Bird).

© Michelle Gertsvolf
Michelle Gertsvolf
UCSB Undergraduate
Assisted with grackle cognitive tests and field observations.
Soumya Suresh
UCSB Undergraduate
Assisted with grackle field observations.

© Maya Shoemaker
Maya Shoemaker
Volunteer
Assisted with grackle field observations.

© Corina Logan
Christin Palmstrom
UCSB Undergraduate
Validated field methods for approximating endocranial volume in grackles (pictured with Sabrina Cruz [right] while CT scanning skulls), and investigated social learning (2013-2015).

© Luisa Bergeron
Luisa Bergeron
UCSB Undergraduate
Gathered behavioral observations on grackles in the field and assisted with cognitive tests (2014-2015).

© Linnea Palmstrom
Linnea Palmstrom
UCSB Undergraduate
Assisted with grackle cognitive tests and analyzed videos of lek-mating birds (2014-2015).

© Emilio MK Visual Media
Mackenzie Zisser
UC Berkeley Undergraduate
Gathered and analyzed videos of lek-mating birds (2014).

© Corina Logan
Deanna Falge
UCSB Undergraduate
Gathered data on great-tailed grackle social interactions and breeding behavior (2013-2014).

© Corina Logan
Alexis Breen
Research Assistant
Assisted with New Caledonian crow data collection and blogged about her adventures there (2013).
She did a Masters degree and is now doing a PhD at the University of St Andrews.