It’s tough to catch the eye of a potential mate when you’re dressed all in black with no fancy feathers to jiggle around. But a tiny bird called the Blue-black Grassquit has found a way. Learn about this fascinating species during the 2023 Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship presented by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The lecture will be delivered by Regina H. Macedo from the University of Brasilia. She has been studying the Blue-black Grassquit for decades, peeling apart the influences that drive the bird’s energetic courtship leaps. The lecture is free and open to all, either in-person via live-stream.