01 Galapagos Finches

Ancestral FinchIzzy’s word of the day: NicheNiche: How an organism fits into its environment.The Galapagos Islands are isolated. This puts interesting pressures on the animals that live here. Millions of years ago, the ancestral population of finches felt the pressures of limited space and resources the islands could offer. Because of these pressures, the beak’s of the ancestor finches adapted to match what food was available in the area. Eventually, they evolved into many different species, eac