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These Songbirds Viciously Defend Their Territory

Short | 03:25

A scientist places a taxidermied bird in monarch flycatcher territory. The live birds are more likely to attack the models that look like them. But why?

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In the jungles of a remote archipelago in the South Pacific, a biologist is attempting to do something Charles Darwin and Ernst Mayr never accomplished: catch evolution in the act of creating new species. Albert Uy is on the verge of an amazing discovery in the Solomon Islands, but there's a threat looming on the horizon. The islands' resources are being exploited, putting all local wildlife at risk. It's a race against time to gather the evidence necessary to prove the existence of a new species before it's lost forever.

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