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This little Mangrove Finch is the first ever to hatch in captivity. It happened today at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Galapagos! Background: All small birds on Galapagos, particularly all Darwins Finches, are threatened by an introduced parasitic fly which attacks and kills nestlings. Mangrove Finches are the rarest of them all, with only 60 to 80 individuals in existence today. For more detail go to facebook.com/darwinfoundation and darwinfoundation.org.
Native habitat is Mangrove forest on the west coast of Isabela and east coast of Fernandina Islands. The surviving population is now restricted to 30 has of Mangrove on the west coast of Isabela.