By Team Aakash Byju's |21st November 2022

Darwin’s Finches Are an Example Of


The options are:

(i) Convergent evolution

(ii) Adaptive radiation

(iii) Divergent evolution

(iv) Industrial melanism

Detailed Explanation

The correct answers are  (ii) Adaptive radiation and (iii) Divergent evolution.


Darwin's finches are a collection of about fifteen species of passerine birds.

They are frequently classified as members of the Geospizinae subfamily.

It is still unsure to which bird family they belong, however they are not related to true finches.

They were discovered by Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands during the second voyage of the Beagle.

Except for the Cocos finch from Cocos Island, all are found only on the Galapagos Islands.