Lab News

Sajeni earns her MSc

Congratulations to lab member Sajeni Mahalingam on the successful defense of her MSc thesis! Sajeni will begin working towards her PhD in the McClelland and Scott labs at McMaster University in January, 2013.

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Goodbye Ubatuba!

Well, we’ve had a very good run here in Ubatuba. We’ve worked with several individuals of three species.   Now we’re off to Santa Virginia, located just west of Ubatuba up into the mountains. It boarders on the Serro do Mar state park and sits at an elevation of approximately 1000 meters. Our host, Don […]

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Goodbye Ubatuba!

Well, we’ve had a very good run here in Ubatuba. We’ve worked with several individuals of three species.   Now we’re off to Santa Virginia, located just west of Ubatuba up into the mountains. It boarders on the Serro do Mar state park and sits at an elevation of approximately 1000 meters. Our host, Don […]

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Party!

All work and no play makes us dull boys.   Some of Cecilia’s extended family is in Ubatuba for a weekend getaway. Cecilia spent much of Saturday afternoon with them. When she returned to the UNITAU research station, she informed us we had been invited to the vacation apartment for dinner (BBQ!!). Derrick and I […]

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Party!

All work and no play makes us dull boys.   Some of Cecilia’s extended family is in Ubatuba for a weekend getaway. Cecilia spent much of Saturday afternoon with them. When she returned to the UNITAU research station, she informed us we had been invited to the vacation apartment for dinner (BBQ!!). Derrick and I […]

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Mais Vídeos–More Videos!

You haven’t asked for them (the blog has hardly received any comments!), but I know you want them! Here are several more videos showing off these incredible birds! This is a closeup of a male violet-capped woodnymph hovering at one of Senhor Jonas’ feeders. OK. You’ve seen this video before. But, I did a little […]

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Mais Vídeos–More Videos!

You haven’t asked for them (the blog has hardly received any comments!), but I know you want them! Here are several more videos showing off these incredible birds! This is a closeup of a male violet-capped woodnymph hovering at one of Senhor Jonas’ feeders. OK. You’ve seen this video before. But, I did a little […]

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Now We’re Rolling

Another couple of days, another couple of birds. We’re starting to streamline our operation little by little. Tuesday and Wednesday, we captured and studied another saw-billed hermit (this time a male…and almost 2 grams heavier than the female!) and a violet-capped woodnymph (a male, pictured right – one of the more common birds in Senhor […]

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Now We’re Rolling

Another couple of days, another couple of birds. We’re starting to streamline our operation little by little. Tuesday and Wednesday, we captured and studied another saw-billed hermit (this time a male…and almost 2 grams heavier than the female!) and a violet-capped woodnymph (a male, pictured right – one of the more common birds in Senhor […]

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Our First Two Subjects

On Sunday, we finally caught a few birds and spent the rest of the day training them. We ended up with a beautiful little male festive coquette and female (we think so now) saw-billed hermit.   The male coquette (left) is easily distinguished from the female by his much more brilliant iridescent green forehead and […]

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