EEB Seminar: September 20th

This week we welcome our own Bob Montgomerie.

The enduring enchantment of birds’ eggs

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Birds’ eggs are some of the most variable and beautiful natural objects, but only recently has there been any attempt to explain that variation. In this talk I will summarize the history of egg collecting and explore some recent research on variation in the shape and colour of avian eggs, including our own experimental and comparative studies of robins, alcids and penguins.