Adaptation between diverse birds, insects, and plants

One adaptation that all the observations in your group project have in common:
Since our observations entail a wide variety of organisms, as seen with the diverse set of birds, the plants, and the insects that make up their diet, it was extremely difficult to come up with a single adaption for all of them. Comparing birds, insects, and plants, and trying to come up with one generalization was near impossible. However, focusing on the diverse observations of the birds present, it is clear that they have collectively adapted their diet to their habitat. As seen, the birds found in this project are from many different places in the world, thus having different food sources available. As a result, there is a diverse set of beaks that each bird has, corresponding with the food that they eat found in their area. For instance, the Sparrows have one of the smallest and sharpest beaks, that allow them to eat small seeds and pick small insects, while Rose Ringed Parakeets have large beaks that allow them to eat dates and large seeds. An adaption seen with plants in Saudi, are that some are more lower to the ground than others, as seen withe the Dicots, Caribbean Agave, and Plume Albizia. Plants that are lower to the ground require less water, and have higher water retention in the roots, which is useful in the dry Saudi weather.

2.Identify one unique adaptation for one of your observations. Add this to your journal
entry (1-2 sentences):
One of the unique adaptations is seen with the Rose-ringed Parakeet/Psittacula krameri. The Rose Ringed Parakeet is a vibrant green colour that allows it to blend in well with the tall date trees. As seen in the observation, the parakeet seemed to blend in very well with the tree, providing protection from any possible predators. Another unique adaptation is the beak shape of the Rose Ringed Parakeet, that differs from other parakeets. Rose Ringed Parakeets have large, wide beaks that allow them to eat some of the foods found Saudi Arabia, such as dates, seeds, berries, etc. The large beaks allow them to fit and chew the large dates, and other foods, which other birds with smaller beaks cannot eat.

  1. Pick one observation and locate that species on a phylogenetic tree:
    Rose-ringed Parakeet/Psittacula krameri
    Archaea and Eukaryotes--> Eukaryotes --> Animals, Fungi and more --> Animals and more --> Animals-->
    Bilaterally Symmetrical Animals --> Deuterostomes --> Chordates --> Jawed vertebrates --> Bony vertebrates --> Lobe Finned Fishes including Tetrapods--> Lungfishes and Tetrapods--> Tetrapods--> Amniotes--> Sauropsids--> Birds, turtles and Crocodilians--> Birds and Crocodilians--> Birds--> Neognaths --> Passerines, birds of prey, gulls, and more--> Parrots--> Rose Ringed Parakeets.

פורסם על-ידי rianne1661 rianne1661, ספטמבר 20, 2020 10:39 אחה"צ


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