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Spot the difference: Two identical-looking bird species with very different genes

November 16, 2019 - General

New research by the Milner Centre for Evolution academics in collaboration with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou (China) shows that Southern and Northern breeding populations of plovers in China are in fact two distinct species: Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) in the North and white-faced plover (Charadrius dealbatus) in the South.

The Kentish Plover (right) and White-faced Plover (left) are look very similar
but are in…

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