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Triple hybrid warbler in Pennsylvania

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Old Thursday 8th November 2018, 21:32   #1
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Triple hybrid warbler in Pennsylvania

An extraordinary story of a hybrid wood warbler with ancestry from three different species across two genera: https://www.birdguides.com/articles/...ew-to-science/
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Old Thursday 8th November 2018, 21:45   #2
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Pretty incredible and a fantastic-looking bird!

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Old Thursday 8th November 2018, 22:08   #3
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Interesting but mainly so as an inter-generic cross given the prevalence of GW x BW hybrids in the area and the fact that these taxa are so very closely related to one another.
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Fascinating stuff. This type of thing seems much more prevalent in plants than animals.
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And doesn't it discredit one of the main tenets of the BSG that such things can't or shouldn't happen?
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