Researchers have discovered a strange type of bird in Pennsylvania. The bird is descended from a hybrid hybrid mother and a completely different kind of crazy father. The combination resulted in a hybrid bird of three species, which had never been recorded before.
"This is extremely rare," said lead author David Toews of Cornell University. "The female is a hybrid with golden / blue-green wings – also called" Brewster's Fortress. "She then copes with a side-sided vampire to successfully replicate."
Hybrid species form when two separate species interbreed to produce a hybrid population. While hybridization is common among Warbers and Golden Wings and Blue, cross between these species and the versatile Chardnut Warblers is extremely rare. In fact, it's something we never really know.
In May 2018, a bird dedicated to a bird from Pennsylvania noticed strangeness in a unique hybrid bird. He found a male bird singing like a side wrestler. Surprisingly, he also had some of the physical characteristics of both Blue and Blue Warblers wings. The bird was so different that he knew at once that she did not belong to any known species. Lowell Burkett contacted researchers at Cornell to confirm his feelings.
"After trying to make the email sound a bit intellectual, they would not think I was cracking," said Burket. "After a photograph of the investigator David Tos, we found the bird again and collected a blood sample and measurements. It was a very interesting and exciting morning for us. A text message from Dave says, 'You were right!' "
Genetic analysis revealed that an increase of two distinct species in a parent gave rise to this completely new hybrid lineage lineage hybrid.
"We looked at the genes that were assigned to different colors," explained Tom. "That's how we could recreate the image of a hybrid mother-the indirect equivalent of the detective's facial features, but the genes; we confirmed that the mother would look like a buster, and the father was cunning.
This type of hybridization is unique and is probably caused by a decrease in warbler populations. For example, the Goldbeded Warbler is overly synonymous. Species were proposed for registration under the law for the risk of extinction. Because of their descent, these birds have different options to choose from.
"Because this hybridization occurred within the population of Warbers Gold wings a significant decrease suggests that females may do the best of a bad situation," Toews said. "It also tells us that wooden woodblers in general remained genetically compatible long after they evolved large differences in appearance."