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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High survival of Darwin's Finch hybrids: effects of beak morphology and diets.
Mating patterns of Darwin's finch hybrids determined by song and morphology.
To place the colonization in perspective, we briefly summarize pertinent knowledge of Darwin's finch species elsewhere in the Galapagos archipelago.
1984a) had employed the methods of this paper, explicitly dealing with character correlations, to estimate the minimal selective forces involved in transitions from one Darwin's finch species to another.