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This Is The New Bird Species “Big Bird” Which Has Evolved on Galapagos
A graduate student working with the Grants on Daphne Major in 1981 became aware of the newcomer, a male with a particular song and a physique and beak size that were significantly greater than those of the three native species of birds on the island. Peter Grant, an emeritus professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and the Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology said:
“We didn’t see him fly in from over the sea, but we noticed him shortly after he arrived. He was so different from the other birds that we knew he did not hatch from an egg on Daphne Major."
As usual, Redditors dropped their hot takes about the discovery and we've gathered a bunch of their replies for you to read through below.
This Redditor is clearly short of words
This Redditor read about them from famous scientist and notorious Galapagos expert
What cats everywhere are going to be like
Too long has Big Bird lied to us about...
We're the eggs laid by hybrid eggs or big bird eggs?
According to this Redditor, no one has ever seen evolution
And this Redditor says that evolution is only a theory
The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner
This Redditor is explaining the two different things
The majority of these lineages have gone extinct
It is the big bird time
Other characters will end up just missing him
This new bird would be considered critically endangered
Previously, researchers assumed that the formation of a new species takes a very long time. However, according to Grants' field observations combined with genetic studies, it happened in just two generations in the "Big Bird" lineage.
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