Presentation: Mate Selection in Birds and Beyond

Where: CCLC Festival HQ

Saturday, May 26   

2–3 pm     

Presenter: Dr. Herb Wilson (Colby College)

Gaudy plumage, complex and beautiful songs, dances and displays. The ends to which males have to go to find a mate! We'll take an overview of courtship displays in birds and many other animals. We will then come to understand why the females get to do the choosing. We'll end with a few exceptions that prove the rule: birds where the females wear the bright plumage and the males do the mate selection.