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Professor of evolution and ecology, sucker for flashy birds
Feb 11, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
@Edwards_evoeco When I mentioned that male #sagegrouse often copulate with dried cowpies, I didn't do the situation justice. I will elaborate in a thread. @EffinBirds @ProBirdRights

For most males, cowpie copulation is just an occasional indulgence. For others, it's a lifestyle. Meet Captain Cowpie, one of our most prolific serial cowpie copulators -- shown here in one of his more dignified moments.
Jun 28, 2019 21 tweets 5 min read
Arctic tern chick on Potter's Marsh near Anchorage. Internal monologue is inferred based on the best available ornithological science. Alternative interpretations welcome. #AOS19AK I'm hungry.