Galápagos mockingbirds tolerate introduced parasites that affect Darwin's finches.

  title={Gal{\'a}pagos mockingbirds tolerate introduced parasites that affect Darwin's finches.},
  author={Sarah A. Knutie and Jeb P. Owen and Sabrina M. McNew and Andrew W Bartlow and Elena Arriero and Jordan M. Herman and Emily DiBlasi and Michael Thompson and Jennifer A. H. Koop and Dale H. Clayton},
  volume={97 4},
Introduced parasites threaten native host species that lack effective defenses. Such parasites increase the risk of extinction, particularly in small host populations like those on islands. If some host species are tolerant to introduced parasites, this could amplify the risk of the parasite to vulnerable host species. Recently, the introduced parasitic nest fly Philornis downsi has been implicated in the decline of Darwin's finch populations in the Galápagos Islands. In some years, 100% of… Expand
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