Galapagos Finch - Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
We took a day trip to the wetter interior of Santa Cruz in order to see the Galapagos tortoises. However besides the finches there was plenty of other interesting fauna. Not least among them, the endemic Galapagos finches. This young juvenile was perched in a tree alone, I waited around a bit for an adult but when one didn't appear, we backed off in order to give this young one his space. This is a finch I have had a bit of a struggle identifying down to species level, I do know its one of the Galapagos finches which are all endemic to the islands and famous for their role in Darwin's work, "The Origin of Species". If anyone can tell which species of Galapagos finch this is, I would very much appreciate the help.