Some dangers of living on an island
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The fate of most populations is eventual extinction, but island species appear to be particularly susceptible. For example, of the 94 species of birds which are known to have become extinct since 1600 only 9 lived on continents, the rest were endemic to islands. To see the full enormity of this we must remember that island species make up only 10% of the world’s avifauna.
KeywordsMontane Forest Island Species Fijian Island Montane Rainforest Shiny Cowbird
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