Hi all, Nick Mason will be the speaker for tonight's Cayuga Bird Club Meeting at the Lab of Ornithology. The meeting starts at 7:30 and Nick's talk will follow around 8 pm. All are welcome!
March 11, 2013 Cayuga Bird Club Meeting Speaker: Nick Mason, PhD Student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University Title: Complex colors and simple songs? Exploring evolutionary relationships between plumage, vocalizations and habitat in tanagers (Thraupidae) Tanagers are renowned for their bright, colorful plumage but are regarded by most field guides as 'poor songsters'. The idea of an evolutionary 'trade-off' between song and plumage dates to the days of Darwin, however, empirical evidence for this trend remains scarce. In this talk, PhD student Nick Mason will discuss his master's thesis on the newly redefined tanagers with respect to the relationship between song and plumage elaboration and the habitats in which they are expressed. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu<mailto:l...@cornell.edu> -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --