Published: April 19, 2019

The Egg Collection!

Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Brain Scoop

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Eggs! There are around 10,800 different species of birds, all which lay eggs that vary in size, color, shape, and parental care required. Dr. John Bates pulled some highlights from the Field Museum's egg collection to share these fragile, historically important and BEAUTIFUL specimens with us. 

"The Book of Eggs" by Mark E. Hauber, Edited by John Bates & Barbara Becker
Learn more about the Field Museum's work monitoring and supporting peregrine falcons in Chicago.