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Galapagos mockingbird

Mimus parvulus

Description:

The Galápagos Mockingbird descended from the Ecuadorian Long-tailed Mockingbird. There are three other species of mockingbirds found on the Galápagos Islands, but the Galápagos Mockingbird is the first one that was found in Darwin’s trip to the islands in 1835. They had a greater influence than any other animal on Darwin’s theory of evolution when he arrived there because it was the first species that Darwin noticed distinct differences among when he looked from island to island. This is what caused more species to develop. The Galápagos Mockingbird is the one seen about the archipelago more than any other mockingbird.

Habitat:

Urbina bay, Isabela, Galapagos

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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

nice portraits

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Yuko!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful capture!

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Parroquia Huaquillas, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 27, 2012
Submitted on Dec 22, 2012

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