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Incredible: Is This Species Splitting in Two?

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Incredible: Is This Species Splitting in Two?

Short | 02:09

The black monarch flycatchers live on one island, the brown-bellied ones on another. Are they in the process of becoming two separate species?

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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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