Examples Of Adaptive Traits In An Organbird

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ADAPTATION AND TRAITS

One of the adaptive traits that are said to have evolved in the population of an organism is the beak of the the bird called the Finch.Most notably, birds are similar in the sense that they have wings yet most birds exhibit differences in size.some birds are small while others are big.One very importantly feature that make birds distinct is the shape and size of the beak.This is intresting how birds can be so different yet belong to the same species. however.This is due in part to assist the birds in the way of feeding in order for the birds to survive in their environment.

Describe what makes this trait an adaptation.

The beak is an adaptive trait that is useful for birds to function in their environment. “Adaptations are traits that developed to perform a certain function and allow organisms to thrive in their environment.” Josephs, M. (n.d.).The passage of certain adaptive traits in an
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Examples are A dolphin’s flipper, a human arm and the leg of a cat are examples of homologous structures.”(n.d.). Retrieved June 21, 2017

The beak trait in the Finch is best fitted for the homologous classification.despite the similarities in the species of the Finch bird, the changes in function of the beaks of the finch clearly show that the species has gone through divergent evolution

What is convergent and divergent evolution? Describe whether the trait is a result of convergent or divergent evolution.

According to Convergent evolution. (n.d.).it says this"convergent evolution is the process whereby organisms not closely related (not monophyletic), independently evolve similar traits as a result of having to adapt to similar environments or ecological niches."

"Divergent evolution is the process whereby members of a species become more and more different, eventually resulting in two (or more) new

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