This is a scene taken in the village Kusköy (Northeast Turkey, close to the Black Sea, Giresun province) during a whistle conversation of Halil (in the front) and Kücük (in the distance on the terrace of his house). You can follow their chat with the subscript.
Güntürkün, O., Güntürkün, M., Hahn, C., Challenging the left hemisphere: Encoding of whistle language modifies brain asymmetries, Current Biol., 2015, 25, R693–R710.
Since MRI represents an increasingly relevant tool for comparative neuroscience, a 3-dimensional MRI-based atlas of the pigeon brain becomes essential. Using multiple imaging protocols, we delineated diverse ascending sensory and descending motor systems as well as the hippocampal formation.
Güntürkün, O., Verhoye, M., De Groof, G. and Van der Linden, A., A 3-dimensional digital atlas of the ascending sensory and the descending motor systems in the pigeon brain, Brain Structure Function, 2013, 281: 269-281.