What does galapagos finches eat?
They do occasionally munch a bit of muff, Grant's mums muff in particular...Melon.
Charles Darwin studied animals on the Galapagos Islands. One of the animals he studied was finches. As Darwin studied the finches he concluded a theory that the Galapagos finches were descendants of South American finches, blown to the Galapagos Islands by a huge storm. The finches them adapted to the environment and thrive there today ~
Why did Peter and Rosemary Grant choose to study the Finches in the Galapagos What is so special about the finches?
How geometric isolalation of common ancestral species of finches has led to the development of 14 different species of finches in the galapagos island?
Large tree-finches eat mostly insects and caterpillars, and will also eat fruit in the dry season. Part of the group of species called "Darwin's finches", the large tree-finch (Camarhynchus psittacula) is one of the species of finch that has evolved on the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and exists nowhere else.
The type of speciation that occurred among the Galapagos Islands finches is called "allopatric" speciation. Allopatric comes from roots meaning "other country". The immigrant finches, and many other birds and animals, were very isolated from other populations of the same species on the individual Galapagos Islands. The finches developed into at least 13 different species of finch on the islands.