French: Géospize des mangroves German: Mangrovedarwinfink Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin manglero
Snodgrass and Heller
Tagus Cove, Isabela (formerly Albemarle Island), Galapagos Islands
Two locations on NW Isabela I (Playa Tortuga Negra and Caleta Black), in W Galapagos Is. Previously more widely distributed on Isabela and Fernandina#R.
14 cm; 18 g. A medium-sized Darwin’s finch with typically short and weak tail, relatively long bill with arched culmen, nearly straight gonys. Male is nondescript... read more
Song a rollicking “chi’priip chi’prriip chi’prrip” or “ch-wee?... read more
Dense and tall stands of mangrove.
Food and feeding
Feeds largely on arthropods, mainly insects and their larvae, especially beetles (Coleoptera), and spiders (Araneae); also some vegetable... read more
Breeds during start of rainy season, from Dec/Jan, into May. Pair-bond may be kept from previous nesting seasons. Nest built by male, a... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Rare, and extremely local. Total population estimated at 80–120 mature individuals, all within a tiny global range of just 1 km² on NW coast... read more
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