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
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
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
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
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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