French: Pinson bleu German: Teidefink Spanish: Pinzón azul de Tenerife
Webb et al.
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Tenerife, C Canary Is.
16–17 cm; 29–30 g. Medium-sized to large finch typically with crown peaked. Male nominate race has area around base of bill darker to blackish, otherwise entire... read more
Song mostly from Apr and declining through breeding season, from prominent tall perch, a short... read more
Forests of Canary pine (Pinus canariensis) between 300 m and 2300 m, mainly above 1200 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Largely seeds of Canary pine, also of the white-flowered broom Spartocytisus supranubius, forget-me-not (Myosotis), bean-... read more
Season Apr–Aug; normally one brood, but second brood recently recorded on Gran Canaria. Monogamous; pair-bond not well studied, but... read more
Resident. May fly some distance in search of water, especially in summer months; occasionally... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted range species: present in Madeira and the Canary Islands EBA. Estimated global population 1100... read more
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