lots and lots and lots of nuthatches

Lots and lots and lots of nuthatches: Graduate student Esther Niemasik (from Janis Dickinson’s lab) just completed a month-long genotyping marathon in which she generated parentage data for more than 1400 brown-headed nuthatches from her field site in North Carolina. Analyses are forthcoming, but Esther will know soon whether these little birds are paragons of monogamy or a hidden soap opera of extra-pair mating…IMG_0872

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