Hauber Lab in the New York Times!

Excellent article in the New York Times recently on Dr. Mark Hauber's research on Tinamou eggs.  These eggs are unusual for a number of reasons.  First, they're incubated by males which is an atypical behavior for nesting birds.  Most strikingly, these relatively inconspicuous birds found in Mexico, Central America and South America produce eggs which are extremely colorful and glossy.   Dr. Hauber and his colleagues are working to determine how the remarkable color palette emerged and its importance in tinamou behavioral ecology.

 Photo Credit: Fred R. Conrad

Photo Credit: Fred R. Conrad