Tag: Darwin's finches

New Study On Darwin’s Finches In The Galapagos Proves Theory Of Evolution By Natural Selection

Researchers found that the finches in the Galapagos were more likely to have originated from the Caribbean. Their finding also supported the theory of evolution by natural selection in which birds have evolved depending on the environmental conditions.

Animals May 10, 2018

Finches In Galapagos Island Evolved In Just Two Generations: Here Are Other Animals That Are Rapidly Evolving

The Big Birds became reproductively isolated from the native birds on Daphne Major, a tiny Galapagos island, in just two generations. Here are other species that are evolving fast.

Animals November 25, 2017

'Big Bird': Galapagos Study Shows New Bird Species Developed In Just Two Generations

The "Big Bird” finch species came about after a cactus finch from Española Island flew over to Daphne Major and mated with a local species. There are now 30 members of this new species on the island.

Animals November 24, 2017

Newly Discovered Gene Sheds Light On Evolution Of Darwin's Finches

Darwin’s finches appeared on the Galapagos Islands around two million years ago and evolved into 18 different species. Now scientists identified a gene that explains the evolution of beaks in these birds.

Animals April 22, 2016

Genetic Code Behind Evolution Of Beaks In Darwin's Finches Found

Darwin's finches are marked by striking variations in beak size and shape. A genome study has revealed the particular gene responsible for these differences.

Earth/Environment February 12, 2015

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