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Small Ground-Finch (Female) | by Jon Cormorant
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Small Ground-Finch (Female)

The Small Ground-Finch is by far the most common of the Galapagos Finches.

 

The species is found readily on most islands in the Galapagos, and occurs in both natural and urban environments.

 

They eat a wide variety of foods, from seeds, to insects, to human scraps. They were even raiding unattended trays in the Airport cafeteria!

 

Identification of this species is not always straight-forward. There is a lot of bill variation between this species and the slightly-larger Medium Ground-Finch.

 

This one posed nicely on the coastal Lave Rocks of Espanola.

 

Small Ground-Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa)

Female

Family: Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Española--Gardner Bay

Galapagos, EC

2017/08/23

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Taken on August 23, 2017