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 Stenzler


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