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SMALL BIRDS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND, PART 2

Did you get the answer to my question in last week’s blog?  Looking at the above photo, you might guess a small gull, or maybe a plover, but those are not correct.   319 more words

Endemism and Biodiversity in Madagascar

One of the world’s largest islands, just off the southeast coast of mainland Africa, home to more than 11,000 endemic plant species, the country of… 286 more words

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SMALL BIRDS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND, PART 1

The diversity of animal life on the Galapagos Islands is astounding when you consider the remoteness and often difficult environment of these small land masses. Over 97% of the marine species, 30% of the flora and 80% of the birds are endemic – they are found no where on the rest of our planet.   553 more words