French: Spizin de Cocos German: Kokosinsel-Darwinfink Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin de Cocos
Cocos Island, Costa Rica.
Cocos I, off SW Costa Rica.
12 cm; 13·1–16 g. A small finch with long and narrow, finely pointed bill with curved culmen, giving slightly downcurved look, and relatively long tail. Male is almost... read more
Song a buzzy double note, “chz-zhweeeuu” or “phfft-zheeuu”, not unlike those of other Darwin’s... read more
Found in practically every habitat on Cocos I: Hibiscus thickets along coasts, woodland,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on soft fruit, nectar, arthropods and grass seeds. Four main types of foraging activity noted: eating Cecropia pittieri... read more
Breeds throughout year, mostly Jan–May. Nest built by male, a sphere with entrance towards top and on side, made from dry grasses and... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Common to abundant; the most common landbird on Cocos. Appears to have high tolerance of disturbed habitats, such that habitat degradation may not have major... read more
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