Date: 2/11/19 11:43 am From: Elisa Henderson <ehend004...> Subject: OK Hummingbird Sampling
Hello Oklahoma Birders,
My name is Elisa Henderson and I am a PhD student at the University of California, Riverside. I am currently working with Dr. Chris Clark and Dr. Alan Brelsford on some hummingbird projects. I am very interested in sampling the Black-chinned/Ruby-throated hummingbird range of overlap in Oklahoma in the hopes of finding hybrids. My main interests are in using genomics to understand the extent of hybridization and using hybrid systems to investigate the underlying genetics of species diagnostic traits (such as differences in structural colors of the gorget). I am currently looking for sampling sites where both species can be found and where there is a possibility of finding hybrids. Locations where hummingbird feeders are already hung up are preferable. If anyone has information about locating hybrids or contacts for good sampling sites, I would really appreciate your input. I am hoping to make a sampling trip this year sometime in early May. My sampling process includes banding, taking blood samples by clipping a toenail, and taking standard measurements. Again, any help would be greatly appreciated!
Elisa C. Henderson
Elisa C. Henderson *PhD Student* *Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology* *University of California, Riverside* *Brelsford Lab* *<ehend004...> <ehend004...>*