Darwin's finch


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Darwin's finch

[¦där·winz ′finch]
(vertebrate zoology)
A bird of the subfamily Fringillidae; Darwin studied the variation of these birds and used his data as evidence for his theory of evolution by natural selection.
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Hatchling beaks of many Darwin's Finch species are either yellow or pink (Grant et al.
However, the frequency of yellow and pink morphs in Darwin's Finch nestlings appears to be genetically-based and unrelated to diet (Grant and Grant 1989).
Several Darwin's finch species crush Opuntia seeds or discard them after consuming the aril or fruit flesh (Grant and Grant 1981).
It describes how Darwin's finch species evolve right before one's eyes.