French: Géospize modeste German: Kleinschnabel-Darwinfink Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin modesto
Floreana (formerly Charles Island), Galapagos Islands
Highlands of Floreana I, in S Galapagos Is.
13 cm; 16 g. Intermediate-sized tree-finch, larger body size than G. parvula and with bill distinctly larger and longer; typically has proportionately short and weak... read more
Song a repeated series of notes, lasting c. 1·5 seconds, “che-che-che-che-che”... read more
Forested habitats at middle and higher elevations, 300–400 m. Inhabits montane evergreen and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small arthropods, also young buds and nectar and leaves. Forages by probing in bark crevices and branches; searches under foliage... read more
Nest built by male, a sphere with entrance towards top and at side, made from dry grasses and other vegetation (often moss and lichen used... read more
Resident but some down slope movement after the breeding season.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Local and uncommon. Appears to be in rapid decline. Has tiny global range of c. 23 km², within which estimated population in 2008 at most 1660... read more
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