Hybrid speciation in birds: allopatry more important than ecology?


Hybrid speciation was once thought to be rare in animals, but over the past decade, improved molecular analysis techniques and increased research attention have allowed scientists to uncover many examples. In this issue, two papers (Elgvin et al. 2011; Hermansen et al. 2011) present compelling evidence for the hybrid origin of the Italian sparrow based on… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05230.x