How a Galápagos Bird Lost the Ability to Fly

Galápagos Bird Lost the Ability to Fly

                                                                                                         Flightless cormorants in the Galápagos Islands. Credit Caroline Duffie Judy

The birds of the Galápagos Islands are still playing a role in helping us understand evolution.

When Darwin visited the islands, it was the wide variety of finch beaks that helped him understand how one species could evolve into many…