Tag Archives: birds

How birds are like islands (for lice)

Researchers document a new example of convergent evolution in bird lice. In terms of evolution, islands are special.  The Galapagos Islands played a central role in the development of Darwin’s ideas on natural selection.  Alfred Wallace found the same inspiration … Continue reading

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Hot day of fieldwork with the birds

Yesterday I spent most of the day looking at birds with Ricardo.  Over the past two weeks we’ve been visiting different life zones starting from the highest point in Monteverde and working our way down toward the Pacific Coast.  We’ll … Continue reading

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