Rosy Finches

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William H Kaempfer

Jan 20, 2023, 4:51:48 PMJan 20
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Here is a link to an interesting article in the CU-Boulder Arts and Sciences Magazine about research on rosy finches by Eric Funk with Scott Taylor.  Don't start hyperventilating about your life list—there isn't a push here for lumping.

“Generally, we think of speciation as taking a long time—on the order of millions of years,” Funk said. “But if all of this variation exists within rosy-finches already, and the genome is able to recombine these different genes to produce new trait combinations, it could potentially happen a lot faster.

Bill Kaempfer
11,000 feet below BCRF breeding range in Safety Harbor, FL
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