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Faculty of Arts and SciencesOrganismic and Evolutionary BiologyScott Edwards
TermDay and TimeLocation
Spring 2015-2016  (show academic calendar)TuTh   11:30 a.m. - 12:59 p.m.Museum of Comp Zool 202 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

An introduction to the biology of birds. Covers the fossil record and theories for avian origins, physiology and anatomy, higher-level systematics and field characters of the ~27 orders, speciation processes, nesting and courtship behavior, vocalizations, mating systems and sexual selection, cooperative breeding, demography and conservation. Optional field trip during spring break. Laboratories will consist of gross anatomy, bird watching excursions in the Cambridge area, field techniques and specimen preparation, and systematic study of avian groups using the collections of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

OEB 10 or OEB 53 or permission of the instructor. Students in their third and fourth years are encouraged to enroll in the course.

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