What Color Means to a Bird (Everything!)

September 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online - Zoom
What Color Means to a Bird (Everything!) @ Online - Zoom

Color is one of the factors that attracts us to birds, from the stunning red of a Scarlet Tanager to the iridescence of a hummingbird’s throat when it catches the sun. But to the bird itself, color is more than a thing of beauty. It plays a role in how birds select food, choose mates, avoid predators and much more.

Mark E. Hauber, professor of integrative biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of The Book of Eggs, will explain how birds perceive color differently from humans, how their vibrant feather and egg colors are created, how avian color vision affects their eating, mating and parenting behavior, and other wonders of bird coloration – many of which have only been discovered in recent years.


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