PerspectiveECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

Darwin's Hummingbirds

Science  25 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5619, pp. 588-589
DOI: 10.1126/science.1084477

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Summary

Island ecosystems are great places to view evolution in action. In their Perspective, Altshuler and Clark discuss studies on the islands of the Lesser Antilles (Temeles and Kress) that reveal a striking morphological coevolution of the beaks of male and female hummingbirds and the Heliconia flowers on which they feed.