The Great Speciators

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The bird family Zosteropidae – aka “White Eyes,” for the white feathers that frame their eyes – form new species at a rate faster than any other known bird, according to new research. Christopher Filardi, Biodiversity Scientist for the American Museum of Natural History, explains what these “Great Speciators” tell us about evolution and biodiversity.


Christopher Filardi

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