Warbler Plumage Patterns that Make Capturing Insects Easier

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Auditorium 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca

The beautiful feathers of some birds send a message about their health and status to potential mates . In some types of warblers, however, conspicuous plumage patterns can serve an entirely different function: snagging a meal. Professor Ron Mumme will examine the role of plumage pattern in the foraging behavior of the Slate-throated Redstart of Central and South America and the Hooded Warbler of eastern North America.

Photo: Hooded Warbler by Gary Tyson via BirdShare

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Free

Contact E-Mail

cornellbirds@cornell.edu

Contact Phone

800-843-2473

Speaker

Ron Mumme, Professor of Biology

Speaker Affiliation

Allegheny College

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