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How It Evolved

Among them, these pages relate to the evolutionary story behind the Club-winged Manakin. The family tree or "phylogeny", how we infer the history of traits, and the phenomenon of sexual selection.  Especially check out the two movies explaining sexual selection, and what speciation has to do with all of this.

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Sometimes the right thing to say is nothing at all...
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Discover the surprising world of feathers...
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High Speed Video

Seeing things too fast for the human eye...
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Tiputini Biodiversity Station

where this species was recorded, and my favorite field station