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