Spring 2016


Using information about the Order ____________________________________________ as evidence, and for examples, answer these questions:

1. What is the significance of flight (or lack therof) in the species diversity, geographic distribution, and characteristic biology of this order of birds?


2. How does the characteristic biology of this order relate to/result in the reproductive behaviors most common to the order?


3. Describe one example of adaptive convergence in one (or a group of) trait(s) with birds from another order. Explain how you know it is convergence, and not shared ancestry.