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Thank you and welcome – a wonderful honour to give this #BOU2022 #AlfredNewtonLecture talk. A sight for a curious naturalist: why is this warbler apparently so silly? Or, how does the cuckoo get away with this?

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The talk celebrates Alfred Newton, founder of the BOU in 1858, the year of Darwin and Wallace’s papers proposing the theory of natural selection. Newton was an immediate early fan.

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Newton’s paper in 1869 suggested that egg-colour variation in different host-races of Common Cuckoos was a result of natural selection. He coined the term “gentes” (singular “gens”) for these host-races

Newton’s Nature paper:…

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Witnessed history being projected! On Saturday, 8th February, India’s prominent artist #nalinimalani created an installation on the facade of the #TajPalaceHotel in #Mumbai It had more than 50 animations and floating images, perfectly wrapped around the hotel ImageImageImageImage
People stopped on the extremely busy #Gatewayofindia to hunt for the ‘#Koel’ (large Indian #cuckoos) as the sound of the #bird emitted from the #video Nalini Malani has an entire series called’Can you hear me?’ on @instagram on her profile
Sanjeet had already looked it up so when we were talking to the artist, she explained more to us.This hotel was the same place that had faced horrific #terroristattack in 2009.Today it represents a more peaceful #memory in the lives of the Mumbai lovers ImageImageImage
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It’s time for another #ORNITHOLODAY! Tweeting today are @hemmingsnicola1, members of her @sheffieldAPS team including @fay_morland, and collaborators @ZSLScience @kikaB8 & @Belfast_Ash9 (we’ll introduce ourselves properly shortly!) #ornithology #teamegg
We’ll be delivering dozens of amazing egg facts throughout the day (08:00-15:00 UTC) #ORNITHOLODAY #teamegg
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