French: Géospize pique-bois German: Spechtdarwinfink Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin carpintero
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Santa Cruz (formerly Indefatigable Island), Galapagos Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
G. p. producta
(Ridgway, 1894) – Fernandina and Isabela, in W Galapagos Is.
G. p. pallida
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1870) – Santiago, Rábida, Pinzón, Baltra, Santa Cruz, Floreana and probably Santa Fe#R, in C & S Galapagos Is.
G. p. striatipecta
(Swarth, 1931) – San Cristóbal, in SE Galapagos Is.
15 cm; 20–31 g. A medium-sized to larger Darwin’s finch with long bill, approximately twice as long as base depth, with arched culmen and nearly straight gonys,... read more
Song loud and carries well, e.g. “chup-tupupupu chup-tupupupu” or “cht-trrr cht-... read more
Found in variety of habitats and elevations, especially montane evergreen forest; typically most... read more
Food and feeding
Main foods various types of arthropod, including wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera) larvae. Highly distinctive foraging behaviour, including... read more
Nest built by male, a sphere with entrance towards top and on side, made from dry grasses and other vegetation (often moss and lichen used... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Locally common, and widespread. Despite its modest appearance, this is one of the most renowned of all bird species, famed primarily for its well-publicized habit... read more
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