Adaptive Radiation and Evolution: A Case Study using Hawaiian Forest Birds

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Hawaiian forest birds, specifically Hawaiian Honeycreepers, are an excellent example of evolution by adaptive radiation due to their close relationships, but diversity in morphology and behavior. The factors involved in the biological concept of evolution will be discussed, with adaptive radiation as a particular mechanism, and how this is evident in certain features of Hawaiian Honeycreepers.