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… (More)
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
Competitor species can have evolutionary effects on each other that result in ecological character displacement; that is… (More)
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2006
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2006
A classic textbook example of adaptive radiation under natural selection is the evolution of 14 closely related species of Darwin… (More)
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2004
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2004
Darwin's finches are a classic example of species diversification by natural selection. Their impressive variation in beak… (More)
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2003
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2003
One hypothesis for why females in many animal species frequently prefer to mate with the most elaborately ornamented males… (More)
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2002
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2002
Evolution can be predicted in the short term from a knowledge of selection and inheritance. However, in the long term evolution… (More)
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2002
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2002
Carotenoid pigments are a widespread source of ornamental coloration in vertebrates and expression of carotenoid-based colour… (More)
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2001
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2001
Being old enough to remember the era of vinyl record albums, in which record companies often repackaged the same songs in… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
SEXUAL selection is one of the most actively studied areas of evolutionary biology1–3, and ever since Darwin1 birds have been… (More)
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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… (More)
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1991
Highly Cited
1991
Song production in song birds is controlled by an efferent pathway. Appended to this pathway is a "recursive loop" that is… (More)
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