Backyard birdfeeders driving avian evolution

To: L&L Knight <>
Subject: Backyard birdfeeders driving avian evolution
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 08:57:22 +1100
G'day All

On 05/12/2009, at 1:01 PM, L&L Knight wrote:

"This is a nice example of the speed of evolution," he added. "It is something that we can see with our own eyes if we only look closely enough. It doesn't have to take millions of years."'

How can this be an example of evolution when even they themselves said earlier . . .

'Schaefer says it isn't clear whether the ecotypes will ever become separate species;" ?

It looks like selection of a genetic variation that was already present.

Happy thinking


Michael Tarburton



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