Part 3 - Animals Ezekiel, Soung
The Rise of Finches
Why are there different finches?
Small finches evolve to get small insects and small seeds. It is easier to pick up small foods/seeds with smaller beaks.
Medium beaked finches use their beak as tools such as building nests.
Larger beaked finches are adapted to get bigger foods like fruits, nuts and beans.
Interesting Facts and More Information about Finches
"Very little is known about the reproduction of the 14 species of Finches on the islands, however, rain seasons and food production are known to effect their breeding cycles."
"Once they settled on the Galapagos Islands, the finches adapted to their habitat and the size and shape of their beaks reflect their specializations." (Darwin's Finches)
""Instant" Evolution Seen in Darwin's Finches, Study Says." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 10 May 2016.
The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Adaptive Radiation."Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 12 May 2016