Selected Indigobird Papers
Balakrishnan, C.N., K.M. Sefc & M.D. Sorenson. 2009. Incomplete reproductive isolation following host shift in brood parasitic indigobirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 276: 219-228.
Sefc, K.M., R.B. Payne & M.D. Sorenson. 2007. Genetic differentiation after founder events: an evaluation of FST estimators with empirical and simulated data. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 21-39.
Balakrishnan, C.N. & M.D. Sorenson. 2007. Dispersal ecology versus host specialization as determinants of ectoparasite distribution in brood parasitic indigobirds and their estrildid finch hosts. Molecular Ecology 16: 217-229.
Balakrishnan, C.N. & M.D. Sorenson. 2006. Song discrimination suggests premating isolation among sympatric indigobird species and host races. Behavioral Ecology 17: 473-478.
Edwards, S.V., S.B. Kingan, J.D. Calkins, C.N. Balakrishnan, W.B. Jennings, W.J. Swanson & M.D. Sorenson. 2005. Speciation in birds: genes, geography, and sexual selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 102: 6550-6557.
Sefc, K.M., R.B. Payne & M.D. Sorenson. 2005. Genetic continuity of brood parasitic indigobird species in space and time. Molecular Ecology 14: 1407-1419.
Payne, R.B., C.R. Barlow, C.N. Balakrishnan & M.D. Sorenson. 2005. Song mimicry of black-bellied firefinch Lagonosticta rara and other finches by brood-parasitic indigobirds Vidua camerunensis in West Africa. The Ibis 147: 130-143.
Payne, R.B. & M.D. Sorenson. 2004. Behavioral and genetic identification of a hybrid Vidua: maternal origin and mate choice in a brood-parasitic finch. The Auk 121: 156-161.
Sorenson, M.D., C.N. Balakrishnan & R.B. Payne. 2004. Clade-limited colonization in brood parasitic finches (Vidua spp.). Systematic Biology 53: 140-153.
Sorenson, M.D., K.M. Sefc & R.B. Payne. 2003. Speciation by host switch in brood parasitic indigobirds. Nature 424: 928-931. Supplementary Information
Sorenson, M.D. & R.B. Payne. 2002. Molecular genetic perspectives on avian brood parasitism. Integrative and Comparative Biology 142: 388-400.
Payne, R.B., K. Hustler, R. Sternstedt, K.M. Sefc & M.D. Sorenson. 2002. Behavioural and genetic evidence of a recent population switch to a novel host species in brood parasitic indigobirds Vidua chalybeata. Ibis 144: 373-383.
Sorenson, M.D. & R.B. Payne. 2001. A single, ancient origin of obligate brood parasitism in African finches: implications for host-parasite coevolution. Evolution 55: 2550-2567.
Sefc, K.M., R.B. Payne & M.D. Sorenson. 2001. Characterization of microsatellite loci in village indigobirds Vidua chalybeata and cross-species amplification in estrildid and ploceid finches. Molecular Ecology Notes 1: 252-254.
Payne, R.B., L.L. Payne, J.L. Woods & M.D. Sorenson. 2000. Imprinting and the origin of parasite-host species associations in female brood parasitic indigobirds, Vidua chalybeata. Animal Behaviour 59: 69-81.