Victoria Natural History Society Presents - BIRDERS NIGHT
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
The Sexy Female: Is Bright Egg Colour Sexually Selected?
Much of the amazing natural variety of ornamentation in birds is shaped by sexual selection. Although most research has focused on the effect of female preference on flashy male ornamentation, male preference also has the potential to shape colorful female traits such as plumage and egg colour. The results of a field study on Mountain Bluebirds of the Caribou Plateau are the topic of this presentation by UNBC graduate student Jeannine Randall. Join Jeannine as she discusses her research on the influence of bright egg colour on male investment in breeding attempts. Meet at 7:30 pm Rm 159 Fraser building, UVic. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend and a coffee mug.