October 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
1712 Willow Drive Chapel Hill
The Chapel Hill Bird Club will meet at 7:30 pm on 23 October 2017 at Binkley Baptist Church in the Lounge. Binkley is at 1712 Willow Drive in Chapel Hill, at the intersection with 15-501 near University Mall. Admission is free and the public is invited! Come at 7:15 p.m. for light refreshments. Contact:maria_debruyn@yahoo.com. The speaker and topic will be:

Dr. Mark Stanback —The unusual reproductive biology of African hornbills
 An unusual breeding strategy – the sealing of the nest entrance – has multiple consequences for hornbill birds.  As a result of the nest plug, females must store male sperm and males must provision the female for the lengthy egg-laying, incubation, and chick-rearing stages.  Do males demand fidelity in exchange for their unparalleled degree of paternal investment?  To what extent is female egg production determined by her mate’s food delivery? 
Mark Stanback is a Professor of Biology at Davidson College.  

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