Geospiza fortis

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tags: evolutionary biology, immunology, immune response, antibodies, parasite, avian pox virus, Poxvirus avium, nest fly, Philornis downsi, birds, ornithology, Darwin’s Finches, Medium Ground Finch, Geospiza fortis, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, researchblogging.org,peer-reviewed research, peer-reviewed paper A male Medium Ground Finch, Geospiza fortis, sits on a tree branch in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. Image: Jen Koop. People often view…

tags: evolution, beak and body size, Geospiza fortis, inbreeding, mating patterns, reproductive isolation, sexual imprinting A family tree depicts the evolution of the 14 species of “Darwin’s finches”. (The focus of this study, the Medium Ground Finch, Geospiza fortis, is denoted with a red dot). [larger image]. I have always been fascinated by the process…