[Tweeters] How House Sparrows Became Our Closest Avian Companion
Devorah the Ornithologist
birdologist at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 05:18:44 PDT 2018
I am sure most of you are aware that house sparrows occur almost everywhere
that people live, and are almost never found where people are absent. Which
raises the question: did these wild birds evolve special adaptations that
help them live in such close association with humans for so long? Actually,
yes, yes they did, as I share in this piece about a recent Royal Society
paper by an international team of researchers based at the University of
How House Sparrows Became Our Closest Avian Companion
Equally interesting, the sparrows' genetic changes tell us a bit about
human evolution, too.
I hope you find this piece interesting and illuminating, and that you share
it widely amongst your real life and online communities.
as always, thank you for reading.
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