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Small Ground Finch

Geospiza fuliginosa

Description:

One of Darwin's finches, a group of closely related birds which evolved on the Galápagos Islands. Hopping about one of the wooden platforms where visitors can view the giant galapagos tortoises.

Habitat:

Feeds off the ectoparasites of the tortoises and iguanas, plus they live mainly on seeds, fruits ad other plant material.


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3 Comments

katelew02
katelew02 5 years ago

Great shot

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

CDF- Thanks for the compliments, ID confirmation, and all of the great info!

Great shots! Thanks! I'm fairly certain your ID is correct. Look at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/645... and other spottings on this mission for comparison. Of course the ticks these guys pluck off tortoises and iguanas are much sought after, but they are not a major food source; they live mainly on seeds, fruits ad other plant material.

NeilDazet
Spotted by
NeilDazet

Parroquia Puerto Ayora, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.74, Long: -90.30

Spotted on Oct 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 8, 2013

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