Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Least Concern

Vegetarian Finch (Platyspiza crassirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Géospize crassirostre German: Dickschnabel-Darwinfink Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin vegetariano
Taxonomy:

Camarhynchus crassirostris

Gould

, 1837,

Galapagos Islands

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Galapagos Is: on Pinta, Marchena, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Rábida, Pinzón, Baltra, Santa Cruz, Floreana and satellites, and San Cristóbal.

Descriptive notes

16 cm; 29–40 g. The largest Darwin’s finch, with longer and fuller tail than others, and more vertical stance; broad, stout bill strongly curved on culmen, giving... read more

Voice

Song a long, nasal drawn-out note, “ph’wheeeuuuuu-íííú... read more

Habitat

Variety of habitats, primarily montane evergreen forest; most common in transition zone, but will... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds largely on leaves, flowers, buds and fruits; a true vegetarian, often when sighted has a leaf or bud in bill. Forages mostly at... read more

Breeding

Breeds primarily in wet season. Nest domed, with side entrance, made from grass. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon; widespread. No evidence of any population declines.

Recommended citation

Jaramillo, A. (2018). Vegetarian Finch (Platyspiza crassirostris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/62165 on 24 September 2018).