French: Géospize olive German: Waldsänger-Darwinfink Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin oliváceo
Santiago (formerly James Island), Galapagos Islands
Islands of Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Rábida, Pinzón, Baltra and Santa Cruz, in Galapagos Is.
10 cm; 8–12 g. A small Darwin’s finch with characteristically long and pointed, parulid-like bill, and short and weak tail. Male is plain sandy brown above, with... read more
Song, from tree or low bush, often high-pitched and includes buzzes, e.g. “piut-tze... read more
Can be found in most habitats and at most elevations on larger islands, but typically most common... read more
Food and feeding
Food small insects and spiders (Araneae). Alone, or in loose groups, often with other finches.
Nest built entirely by male, a sphere with entrance towards top and on side, made from dry grasses and other vegetation, often moss and... read more
Resident; possibly some short seasonal movements.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Common and widespread through most of its range. No global population estimate, but 55,500 singing males estimated on Santa Cruz I alone in 2008 (well below the... read more
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