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Finches

Known as: Finch 
Common name for small PASSERIFORMES in the family Fringillidae. They have a short stout bill (BEAK) adapted for crushing SEEDS. Some species of Old… Expand
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Highly Cited
2015
Highly Cited
2015
Darwin’s finches, inhabiting the Galápagos archipelago and Cocos Island, constitute an iconic model for studies of speciation and… Expand
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Review
2008
Review
2008
Invasive species are predicted to suffer from reductions in genetic diversity during founding events, reducing adaptive potential… Expand
Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Competitor species can have evolutionary effects on each other that result in ecological character displacement; that is… Expand
Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Darwin's finches are a classic example of species diversification by natural selection. Their impressive variation in beak… Expand
Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Evolution can be predicted in the short term from a knowledge of selection and inheritance. However, in the long term evolution… Expand
Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Being old enough to remember the era of vinyl record albums, in which record companies often repackaged the same songs in… Expand
Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Speciation in many animal taxa is catalysed by the evolutionary diversification of mating signals. According to classical… Expand
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
A male zebra finch learns a song by listening to a tutor, but song learning is normally restricted to a critical period in… Expand
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
After his famous visit to the Galapagos Islands, Darwin speculated that "one might fancy that, from an original paucity of birds… Expand
Highly Cited
1969
Highly Cited
1969
Root crop cleaning apparatus including a pair of adjacent, counterrotating cleaning rolls arranged in root crop receiving… Expand