[CT Birds] Prof. Richard Prum at HAS Wildlife Series April 15
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Thu Apr 10 13:37:43 EDT 2014
The Hartford Audubon Society's Wildlife Series is pleased to present Professor Richard Prum of Yale University as our next speaker.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15 2014
SPEAKER: RICHARD PRUM
The Evolution of Avian Beauty
The Evolution of Avian Beauty - The lovely songs, gorgeous plumages, and intricate display behavior of birds have evolved, not for our pleasure, but because birds are beautiful to themselves. The evolution of avian courtship advertisements should be viewed as an aesthetic process based on the sensory experiences, evaluations and cognitive choices of birds themselves. Our speaker will explore diverse examples of avian beauty from avian coloration, song and display behavior from bizarre tropical forest and your backyards. Rick is a lifelong bird watcher whose science is informed by the natural history of birds. He is the William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology at Yale University.
Location: The McAuley / 275 Steele Rd., West Hartford, CT
Programs start at 7:30 P.M.
Single Admission: Adult = $4.00, Student = $2.00
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