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    NESTS & EGGS: Engineering & Evolution in the Avian World WORKSHOP

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    March 2, 2013


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    NESTS & EGGS: Engineering & Evolution in the Avian World WORKSHOP

    From tiny hummingbird nests to the mansion-scale creations of the bald eagle, the architecture of avian nests is astounding, as is the diversity in color, size and shape of their eggs.

    Closely observe a variety of nest and egg specimens drawn from the Museum’s ornithology collections, and explore their evolution and ingenious engineering with Mary Caswell Stoddard, Ph.D., a Junior Fellow in Harvard's MCZ. She will also share her...

    From tiny hummingbird nests to the mansion-scale creations of the bald eagle, the architecture of avian nests is astounding, as is the diversity in color, size and shape of their eggs.

    Closely observe a variety of nest and egg specimens drawn from the Museum’s ornithology collections, and explore their evolution and ingenious engineering with Mary Caswell Stoddard, Ph.D., a Junior Fellow in Harvard's MCZ. She will also share her current research on the fascinating world of brood parasites: birds that lay their eggs in the nest of another species, often engineering those eggs to mimic the size and coloration of an unsuspecting host. 

     


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