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15 novembre 2008 6 15 /11 /novembre /2008 15:23
Darwin's mockingbirds knock finches off perch



Mockingbirds from the Galapagos Islands, not finches, gave Charles Darwin his ideas about evolution, and his specimens, looked after at the Natural History Museum, go on display for the first time ever in the Darwin exhibition, opening on 14 November.

Darwin's finches are the better-known birds connected with helping Darwin come to his conclusions on evolution. However, it was the little-known mockingbirds that were the key.

 

San Cristobal mockingbird © Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich
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