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Finch

Finch

Origin: as. Finc; akin to D. Vink, OHG. Fincho, g. Fink; cf. W. Pinc a finch; also E. Spink.

(Science: zoology) a small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidae.

The word is often used in composition, as in chaffinch, goldfinch, grassfinch, pinefinch, etc. Bramble finch. See brambling. Canary finch, the canary bird. Copper finch. See Chaffinch. Diamond finch. See diamond.

(Science: zoology) finch falcon, one of several very small East indian falcons of the genus Hierax. To pull a finch, to swindle an ignorant or unsuspecting person. Privily a finch eke could he pull.


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Speciation and Evolution

Suppose some natural disaster occurs and a species of finch is forced to relocate from its original island where it dined on cactus flowers to an adjacent island with many fewer cacti but an overabundance of orchids. What would be the immediate consequences ...

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by 1357
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:01 am
 
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Re: Why do you believe in Neo-Darwinian Theory?

... to decrease in frequency. NOTE: The trait can aid/inhibit the net reproduction of the individuals possessing the trait (e.g. Kin Selection) 5) The finch is a natural aphrodisiac. 6) Over time, a species can diverge into multiple species.

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by wildfunguy
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:36 pm
 
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The Implausible Engines of Evolution

... thing. It does not change or make a random mistake that will somehow turn into a positive "adaptation". 4)Yes, evolution sais that if 2 finches in the same area feed on 2 different things, and one island has the food for one and the other island the food for the other, each of the finches ...

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by Tomn
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:27 pm
 
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The Implausible Engines of Evolution

... this is the variety of honeycreepers. However, where is the fossil of the common ancestor? Also, one example by which evolution is founded are the finches on Galapagos island. Assuming they have been there for quite some millions of years, or several hundred thousand, why has a common ancestor ...

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Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:31 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... E.coli when he concluded. Another place to look is in a very small system like Darwins finches in the Galopago islands. "The Beak of The Finch" chronicles the Grants' herculean multiyear study of these finches separating into 3 species during bad years and hybridizing back into one ...

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by scottie
Fri May 06, 2011 10:21 pm
 
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