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Watching Birds Naked
Wednesday April 26th, 2017 at 7:30 PM until 9 PM
University of Victoria (Fraser Building, 159)
BIRDERS’ NIGHT Victoria Natural History Society
Presentation will follow announcements and a brief break.
Are birds really “bird-brains”? Do they taste “good”? Can eagles really see farther than humans? Why are most owls as blind as we are on a dark night? How does a kestrel use ultraviolet light to catch mice? Which birds smell the best? These are just some of the questions that Dr. David Bird will answer in his humourous but educational slide show on the sensory ecology of birds. Remove those beautiful coats of feathers and you’ll discover that birds have some of the most incredible physical and physiological adaptations to keep them in tune with their environment and with each other. Once you’ve heard Dr. Bird’s talk, you’ll never look at birds in the same way again.