Definition of Galapagos finches in English:

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Galapagos finches

plural noun

Another term for Darwin's finches.
Example sentences
  • The great evolutionary plasticity of bill form and function is well known from the radiations of Hawaiian honeycreepers and Galapagos finches.
  • Darwin's study of characteristics of species on isolated islands such as these Galapagos finches, and of fossil animals, led him to conclude that evolution had occurred.
  • In fact, the opposite may be happening, as several species of Galapagos finches now appear to be merging through hybridization.

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