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Galapagos Finches Sing Different Mating Songs Due To Evolutionary Diversification Of Beaks, Says Umass Biologist

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January 16, 2001
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University Of Massachusetts At Amherst
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An evolutionary biologist at the University of Massachusetts has presented new evidence that the different courting songs sung by the famous Darwin's finches of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, may be shaped by the evolutionary diversification of their beaks

Amherst, MA -- An evolutionary biologist at the University of Massachusetts has presented new evidence that the different courting songs sung by the famous Darwin's finches of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, may be shaped by the evolutionary diversification of their beaks. Jeffrey Podos details his findings in the Jan. 11 issue of the journal Nature. A portion of the research was conducted during his postdoctoral work at the University of Arizona, and the work was funded by the University of Arizona and the National Science Foundation.


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University Of Massachusetts At Amherst. (2001, January 16). Galapagos Finches Sing Different Mating Songs Due To Evolutionary Diversification Of Beaks, Says Umass Biologist. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010111074902.htm
University Of Massachusetts At Amherst. "Galapagos Finches Sing Different Mating Songs Due To Evolutionary Diversification Of Beaks, Says Umass Biologist." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010111074902.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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