Coloration and patterns (spots, stripes, etc.) are important elements of animal morphology. What accounts for the colors and the patterns we use to recognize animals and birds? Velizar Simeonovski, zoologist and artist, Associate of the Field Museum Life Sciences Section, will present some of the current understandings and unknowns regarding the developmental mechanisms and the function of the coloration and patterns in birds, mammals and other vertebrate animals. The program will be on Zoom and will be recorded.