French: Géospize minuscule German: Zwergdarwinfink Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin chico
Santiago (formerly James Island), Galapagos Islands.
See G. psittacula. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. p. parvula
Gould, 1837 – Pinta, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Rábida, Pinzón, Baltra, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe and Floreana, in Galapagos Is.
G. p. salvini
(Ridgway, 1894) – San Cristóbal, in SE Galapagos Is.
11 cm; 11–16 g. The smallest tree-finch, with tiny rounded bill shape similar to that of some Sporophila seedeaters; proportionately short and weak tail. Male... read more
Song a high-pitched double note, “zee-tzee, zee-tzee”; song parameters appear... read more
Forest areas, agricultural land with trees, also in parts of drier zone where tall shrubs and other... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mostly insects and other small arthropods; also seeds, fruit, buds, and sometimes flower nectar. Forages mostly above ground in... read more
Nest built by male, a sphere with entrance at side towards top, made from dry grasses and other vegetation (often moss and lichen used in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread. Appears to be the most common and the most widespread of the Galapagos tree-finches. Recent increase in prevalence of avian... read more
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