As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 21 June 2019

‘Rapidly evolving’ birds taking over island prove we’re capable of stunning transformation

CREATURES evolving at breakneck speed have taken over a Hawaiian island and may have proven humans could be capable of rapid morphing in just a matter of months.

By Anders Anglesey / Published 16th June 2019

 “It is typically thought that evolution occurs over millennia but we see significant changes over only 50-90 years”

Dr Jason Gleditsch

Incredible research has shown how a series of invasive birds have replaced native species by transforming at shocking speeds, proving how beasts can be capable of spectacular transformations over a short period of time. 

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