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Plumage Episode 1: Love is a Battlefield

17 minutes

Harvard PhD student Dakota McCoy, who studies Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, asks why birds of paradise evolved to have brightly colored feathers. Then she asks an even bigger question: Why did some of these brightly colored birds also develop super-black feathers?

Transcript available at https://gsas.harvard.edu/news/stories/veritalk-love-battlefield.

The Veritalk Team:

Host/Producer: Anna Fisher-Pinkert
Executive Producer: Ann Hall
Sound Designer: Ian Coss
Logo Designer: Emily Wilson

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