San Cristobal Mockingbird

The mocking bird mocks ironically

Thumbnail image for The mocking bird mocks ironically by GregLaden 15 July 2011

Most people think of Darwin and Birds in relation to Darwin’s Finches. Unless, of course, you’ve heard a bit more about Darwin than the first-order mythology we tend to attach to our scientific leaders and know that Darwin ignored the finches and the whole bird evolution thing was figured out later by someone else. But […]

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San Cristobal Mockingbird – A Single Island Endemic.

Thumbnail image for San Cristobal Mockingbird – A Single Island Endemic. by Rich Hoyer 22 February 2011

As I promised, here is just one last post from my WINGS tour this past November – our tour’s extension to one island we didn’t visit during the regular one-week cruise, San Cristóbal. There are four species of mockingbirds in the Galapagos  – three of which are single-island endemics and one of which is more […]

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Darwin’s Mocking-Thrushes

Thumbnail image for Darwin’s Mocking-Thrushes by Rich Hoyer 23 November 2010

The Mockingbirds of the Galápagos I’m just back from my week in the Galápagos Islands onboard the marine yacht Integrity. With great weather, an exceptionally hard-working crew, Richard Polatty as our naturalist guide (who must be the best in the Galápagos), and a superb group of participants, I can’t imagine a better trip. Though I […]

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