The Beak of the Finch - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Jonathan Weiner
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Epilogue Summary

As of 1993, the Grants had been watching the finches for twenty-one years and had three years of El Niso on the island, whether the meteorologists thought of them as such or not. The island of Daphne Major had more flora on it than ever before, and finches that were ten to fifteen years old were still breeding.

Darwin's finches were among the first species to land on the Galapagos Islands, which is one reason so many different species of the finch can be found. Those who have had invasions of competing species have changed and re-specialized to continue to survive or have become extinct.

Even islands that had once been above the water are now found around and between the Galapagos, and the mainland puts new light on how the finches may have traveled to the islands. It is a new factor in what may have helped...

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