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How some tiny birds challenged what scientists knew about evolution




A Scrub-Jay on Santa Cruz Island.
A Scrub-Jay on Santa Cruz Island.
Courtesy of Katie Langin
A Scrub-Jay on Santa Cruz Island.
A Scrub-Jay on Santa Cruz Island.
Courtesy of Katie Langin
A Scrub-Jay on Santa Cruz Island.
A Scrub-Jay on Santa Cruz Island.
Courtesy of Katie Langin


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On Santa Cruz Island, just off the coast of California, a surprising discovery has been made that could give some insight into Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

Researchers determined that a single species of bird has evolved into two separate types of birds on the tiny land mass.

The study was recently published in the journal "Evolution" and was written about by lead author Katie Langin who's associated with Colorado State University.