Kees Moeliker

How a dead duck changed my life

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Filmed Jan 2013 at TED2013
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One afternoon, Kees Moeliker got a research opportunity few ornithologists would wish for: A flying duck slammed into his glass office building, died, and then ... what happened next would change his life. [Note: Contains graphic images and descriptions of sexual behavior in animals.]

Kees Moeliker
/ Ornithologist

Kees Moeliker writes and speaks about natural history, especially birds and remarkable animal behavior, as well as improbable research and science-communication-with-a-laugh.  Full bio.

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