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A post on the Oklahoma list steered me to a fascinating article at the 
following address:
http://www.bootstrap-analysis.com/2006/04/rapid_junco_evo.html#more

In brief summary, a small population of about 70 pairs of juncos has 
established itself on the campus of the University of California-San Diego. 
Normally, these birds nest in the mountains. In a relatively short time, a 
number of behavioral and morphological changes has occurred in this 
population.

It's the Galapagos island principle in miniature.

Bob Fisher
Independence, Missouri
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