[CT Birds] HAS Feb. 10 Meeting, (Re)Discovering the Lyre-tailed Hummingbird - Jacob Musser & Teresa Feo

Sara Zagorski penguinsz at sbcglobal.net
Wed Feb 4 20:05:23 EST 2015


HAS MONTHLY MEETING FEBRUARY 10, 2015
ST. JAMES'S EPSICOPAL CHURCH
1018 FARMINGTON AVE., WEST HARTFORD, CT
REFRESHMENTS:  7:00 PM
MEETING:  7:30 PM
SPEAKERS: JACOB MUSSER AND TERESA FEO
(RE)DISCOVERING THE LYRE-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD

Our speakers, ornithology PhD Candidates at Yale University, will give a  presentation on the (re) discovery of the Lyre-tailed Hummingbird, an  endemic bird of the Southern Bahamas Islands. Although this species was  first described over a century ago, it was lumped with the Bahama Woodstar  in the early 1900s, and forgotten by science. Through their work in the  field, as well as utilization of new genetic techniques, Feo, Musser, and  other collaborators documented the distinct vocalizations, unique tail  feather morphology, and genetics of this enigmatic hummingbird. In their  presentation, Teresa and Jake will talk about working in the Bahamas, the  process of discovery, and how scientists use genetics to understand bird  taxonomy. 


Free and open to the public. b


Sara Zagorski
Wethersfield


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