Scientists have found that a rare type of bird is actually a hybrid of not two but three species. It was first discovered by watching a dedicated bird. ( Lowell Burket Cornell Bird Lab )
In a rare case, scientists found that the bird observed in Pennsylvania is actually a hybrid of three birds.
What does this mean about the species involved?
In May of 2018, the prestigious observer, Lowell Burckett, noticed the special bird in the center of his family in Pennsylvania. He had taken pictures and drawings of the birds he had seen, but then he noticed something odd about a male bird he had taken; the bird sang like a side chest of chestnuts, but it had the physical characteristics of both, and the blue madman.
He had seen the bird several times and had contacted the Evolutionary Evolutionary Biology Laboratory of the Cornell Laboratory. Someone came down within a week, and they collected blood samples and measurements of the bird for examination. Within a few days, Burckett's hypothesis was confirmed.
Three hybrid species
In a study published in the journal Biology Letters, The researchers describe the special bird that Burkett saw in his territory. DNA testing has shown that the bird is indeed a hybrid of not only two but three species of birds: the golden plane, the blue wing wing, and the lateral horn.
Genetic analyzes revealed that the mother of the bird was a hybrid dog with wings of gold / blue wing called also "Buster's Dumb," while his father was blurred side. While hybridization is said to be common among golden wings and blue-winged warblers, the combination of these species has resulted in three hybrid species that have never been recorded before.
As already mentioned, hybridization is quite common for warblers gold wings and blue, but that does not mean that it no longer poses problems for those involved in the species. In fact, this has led to a dramatic decline in some gold-warrior populations. Furthermore, it is possible that hybridization that led to a triple hybrid may be the result of decreased populations in the warbler.
"Because this hybridization occurred within the population of the Golden Warbers wings a significant decrease suggests that females may do the best of bad condition," said lead study author David Toews, also noting how it shows that warblers may still be genetically compatible despite evolutionary differences.
The question now is whether the new Triangle Triangle will thrive or whether it will be ostracized among the warblers.
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