Platycercus elegans

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tags: Crimson Rosella, Pennant’s Rosella, Platycercus elegans, Australian King Parrot, Alisterus scapularis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery birds] Australian King Parrots, Alisterus scapularis (3 on right), and Crimson Rosellas, sometimes known as Pennant’s Rosella, Platycercus elegans (13 on top, left and bottom, also one in lower right side), photographed at Lamington National Park,…

tags: researchblogging.org, evolution, speciation, ring species, phylogeography, landscape genetics, crimson rosella, Platycercus elegans, parrots, birds, Australia Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans. Image: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. One of the challenges facing those who believe that evolution cannot create new species is explaining the problem of “ring species.” Ring species are a group of geographically connected populations that…