My name is Liviu Parau.  I am a 1st year PhD student (and bird ringer) at Heidelberg University in Germany and I study population genetics of the Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio. During my PhD project I will analyze population structure and phylogeography of the above-mentioned species. I only have samples from a few populations and I would therefore welcome feathers, buccal swabs (mucosa) or blood from breeding birds across Europe and ideally from the entire distribution range.

More information can be found in the pdf attached. If you can help, please contact me at to discuss further details.